Curved arbor patio cover

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11-21-2009 02:43 AM

Seeking ideas on the best way to frame an arbor cover for a curved patio. curved patio

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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11-25-2009 08:27 PM

is that cultured pavers, concrete, or wood paitio?

The combinations and permutations of “design” are virtually limitless as are the construction techniques. I assume that because you have to ask, that you want to keep it simple?

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11-26-2009 06:53 AM

I have a SketchUp drawing of the direction I am heading here. Does anyone out there know how to upload it?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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11-29-2009 06:51 AM

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12-06-2009 09:45 PM

I’d try and keep the posts to a minimum, so they don’t interfere with the view (not sure what kind of a view you have, but you want to preserve it). Looking at the pic, I think you could do it with 4. 1 at each end, one where the two curves meet and one in the middle of the largest curve. If you can build the beams on site that would save a LOT of trouble and expense. And if you think you might ever want to put a roof on it, I’d size the joists and beams accordingly so you don’t have to redo it.

Have fun!

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12-16-2009 06:34 AM

Have you built this yet? This is a most appealing shape.

if you haven’t started, some thoughts. If you can shaping the overhead beam to mimic the patio it would be a plus. There may also be away to avoid using posts at the back by mounting to the eave and you could also keep the gutters. One thing I’ve learned about post is don’t make them skimpy. Use fewer and bigger, 6”x 6” at least, beveling the corners into lamb’s tongues at the ends of the chamfers. There are nice stands that can be used under the post to avoid the typicle 1”x6” rough cedar base look. And give all the little rafter ends a nice scallop.

If you have done it I would much like to see how it came out.

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12-24-2009 10:34 PM

Any news on your patio cover Beth

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01-05-2010 11:06 PM

Sorry for the slow reply. I’ve been in Colorado for the last couple of weeks and away from my computer. I am still tweaking the design a little bit and have yet to show it to my prospective client. I’ll post an update when I have one.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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01-27-2010 03:50 AM


I’m finally back from my travels and have revisited and improved my Pergola design. My SketchUp skills are improving, so this drawing should be easier to navigate through than my first attempt. The client has approved the design, so I’m on to pricing.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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01-30-2010 11:29 PM

Good luck to you on the pricing. Make sure you get a coulple of bids Beth.


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12-07-2010 03:43 PM

I know this isn’t a very ‘carpentery’ answer (is that even a word?) but have you considered just using a large collapsible umbrella or sunshade? I only bring it up because of the large number of windows (and an all-glass door) that will be thrown into shade by the construction of an atrium. Whatever room is behind those windows might become a little dark and gloomy by the time your finished. Just saying.

-- John | http://www.cavalok.com/

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12-08-2010 04:56 PM

Photos of the finished pergola were posted under this link. The client was happy with the finished project, as was I.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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09-26-2015 06:18 AM

Have you considered using sail type patio covers?

-- http://caldwells.com/ - 2070 Newcomb Avenue, Unit B, San Francisco, CA 94124

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10-04-2015 12:16 PM

If I have ample space in may backyard or perhaps even a spacious patio.. I would equipped them with outdoor furniture that will completes its interior look.

-- http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/products/occasional-tables/

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10-15-2018 04:34 PM

You could probably get away with two steady posts holding it from the ground up

-- Plumbing in Guelph: https://guelphplumber.com/

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