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Constructing A Pergola / November 14, 2020

Name: DSCN0402.JPG Views: 113715 Size: 193.8 KBIn the afternoon the sun really beats down on our patio. So last year I bought a roll of shade cloth from Sams club figuring I'd try to rig something up to help cut down the sun a little.

Here are some pics of what I did.

Okay so it took a year but at least it's done now.

Shade open.

Shade Closed

I also started to install some LED lighting in the pergola.

How about some details?

I screwed an eye bolt into each end of the pergola and strung some aircraft cable between them. Did this on both sides.

Then drilled a hole on each end of some 1/2" conduit and looped a key ring through the hole and around the aircraft cable. I sewed loops in the shade cloth and slipped the conduit through the loops. No comments on my sewing. I still have to clip the hanging threads.

For the LED lighting I found a great deal on for some outdoor waterproof LED lighting. $45 for a 5 meter length with controller.

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