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Thanks for all the comments folks. At this point, I'm going to keep this thing very simple. Basically just a roof to do my outdoor cooking under. If it turns out that we actually use it, I will start adding some amenities like countertops, cabinets, sink, tv, etc.
Today was a productive day. Got everything laid out, set the posts, and got the ledger board in place. Its nice to see this long awaited project getting started and I'm excited to get it finished.
Chance of rain is 100% tomorrow, so it will probably be Wednesday before I can get back to it.
After years of wanting one, I have finally gotten motivated enough to build a pergola over my existing patio. I picked up the materials yesterday and plan to start tomorrow. If all goes well and it doesn't rain, I should be under cover by Wednesday / Thursday. The patio is only 12' x 17', so it shouldn't take long.
Im using standard treated lumber and plan to stain it after it weathers for a couple of months. I'm going with 6x6 posts and 2x8 framing. I'm going to install some transparent corrugated roof panels on top to give me a dry place to egg while still maintaining the open look and feel of a pergola.
Here is a shot of my patio as it lies today. Progress pics to come shortly!