At last…………………….we did it!!
Well we have managed to complete our last project before the start of the busy summer season at Villa Corrado, the building of our pergola. We decided to build a pergola to provide guests with shade during the hot summer months where temperatures in the height of the summer season sometimes reach the mid to high 40s. I think I mentioned in my previous blog – Villa Corrado Updates -there will still be lots of sun on the terrace for those guests who do not want any shade.
The building of the pergola was a one man job and all thanks has to go to my husband Philip who planned, designed and built it during the warmest temperatures we have had so far this year, 28 degrees. Lots of climbing, cutting sawing and drilling was required. Of course I did provide some girlie help by painting all the wood before it was erected but the credit definitely goes to Philip.
We had 3 days to get it all done before our new guests arrived as many of the wood yards were closed and couldn’t deliver until the Wednesday following the Easter Break so it was pretty manic….trying to find a wood yard, getting it delivered and then getting it all painted before the building work could commence.
Below is where it all started …… from the supporting legs to the cross beams and on to the weave for the shade.
and the end result…..
All finished and furniture put back in place ready for our future guests to arrive.
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