Building a Pergola

This has been in the makings since my wife and I bought our first home in 2008. When we bought the place, it was new, and the builder hadn’t bothered to do anything with the yard. No grass, no landscaping, nothing. It was just a bare sandy lawn. We decided then that we were going to make this place look nice while we lived here.

This is what it looked like when we moved in:
Backyard & Patio Building
I was beginning to lay out the patio and pour the concrete footings to prepare for the pergola nearly 2yrs ago.