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Getting my Sketchup feet under me again, finally. Here’s the latest iteration of our Pergola. Plan-wise, I’ve changed the rafters to 2x4s instead of 2x6s and spaced them 12 inches on centre instead of 16. Which is exactly the kind of change that using Sketchup allows you to visualize up front, BEFORE you buy the wood! Even the shadows are accurate for an early afternoon in late April at our latitude and longitude. That can be quite helpful in some cases, I expect, but we already know which way the sun comes in on our patio, so it’s more for fun really.
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Update: Here’s a Sketchup video walkthrough, or flythrough: