Pergola plans

I learned today I need to get a building permit before I start constructing my pergola.  No worries on that, my plans for the thing are rock solid.  But I have to submit a sketch with my application.

I tried to sketch it by hand, but I just can’t pull that off since the cancer.

So I decided to try it out in Google Sketchup.  Quite a simple program to use, but very cool for 3d modeling.  I’m impressed!

Pergola Sketch

Pergola Sketch

I sketched up this alternate design with more even spacing between the second tier beams. Hmmm, now there’s a dilemma. Which one do you prefer?