Undeservedly forgotten in the garden plots of the so-called architecture of small forms. For example, pergolas and trellis — light openwork structures, usually overgrown with plants and forming a freestanding green wall, gazebo or covered alleys. Seamlessly blending into the surrounding greenery, they create cozy nooks that are protected from direct sunlight.
In this issue KDM we want to tell the readers about how to make a gazebo and veranda with use of pergola — trellised canopy.
Position the gazebo should be in a quiet area of a garden plot near the house. Guidance is necessary so that the slats overhang the pergola was located in the latitudinal direction (West — East), and the wall with the blinds was on the South side. In this position, the pergola will provide the highest protection from the sun. In addition, it will give a beautiful carved shadow.
Before you start building, it is necessary to conduct earthwork to flatten the area, place the axle and dig a hole with a depth of about 1 m under the posts. Then the bottom of each pit is filled with gravel layer of 200-300 mm and install the pillars. To maintain precise dimensions between them will help the cord stretched between the pegs on the outside of the pillars. In the land of the pillars, it is best to pour concrete, pre-covering their underground part with bitumen to protect against decay. To complete setting of the concrete Foundation the upper ends of the pillars must temporary fix is to put the bait on Reiki ka nails. Do not remove them, and then when begin to install the flooring. To start at the bottom of the columns choose the slots for the lag, which are then inserted into them and nailed. The joists are arranged in the direction of the axes designated in the drawings by the letters. On top of the lag lay floor boards. Then the entire deck around the perimeter of the ground covered on the Board so that its top edge coincides with the floor level.