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Oak frame pergola

Traditional Oak Framed Pergola Case Study

Watch this short video which shows the step-by-step creation of this beautiful and elegant oak-framed pergola

Oak framed pergola design plan
Oak framed pergola design plan

At Premier Oak Buildings, we prioritize the unique needs and desires of each customer as the foundation of our design process for crafting oak-framed pergolas. Our approach begins with a detailed consultation to understand your vision and requirements. This ensures that every aspect of the design resonates with your personal style and functional needs. We then bring these ideas to life through advanced 3D modelling techniques. This technology allows us to create precise and immersive drawings, offering you a virtual walkthrough of the proposed design. This not only helps in visualizing the final structure in your own space but also allows for adjustments and refinements to be made in real time, ensuring that the end product is exactly as you envisioned. Our commitment to integrating customer feedback at every step of the design process guarantees a bespoke pergola that perfectly aligns with your expectations.

In the heart of our workshop, you’ll witness the meticulous orchestration of oak timbers laid out with precision, each piece methodically positioned on sturdy trestles designed to support and maintain absolute level accuracy. These carefully crafted trestles are the silent guardians of precision, ensuring that every beam and joint aligns to the millimeter, a critical factor for the structural integrity and aesthetic beauty of the pergola. The oak, chosen for its strength and durability, awaits the skilled hands of our craftsmen. This initial arrangement is a testament to our commitment to excellence. 

Traditional oak framed pergola laid out to start work on
Scribing the joint
Scribing the joint

The braces are precisely laid out and scribed to confirm their exact placement, ensuring a seamless fit within the structure. Each mortise and tenon joint is carefully marked, ready for cutting, reflecting our meticulous approach to achieving a perfect union between the wooden components. This step is crucial for constructing a pergola with impeccable structural integrity and aesthetic coherence.

Oak cleaned with oxalic acid

Before our oak beams make their journey to the construction site, they undergo a thorough cleansing with oxalic acid, a natural wood-bleaching agent. This treatment serves to enhance the oak’s natural grain, removing any stains or marks that may have occurred during the crafting process. The application of oxalic acid not only revitalizes the wood’s appearance, giving it a uniform, pristine finish but also prepares it for its final presentation, ensuring that each beam contributes to the pergola’s stunning visual impact and longevity. This careful cleaning is the final touch in our commitment to delivering oak that is as durable and robust as it is visually striking.

A blank canvass for the pergola
A stunning oak frame pergola with staddle stones

Before and after pictures.

Lovely detail on the corner of this oak framed pergola
A stunning oak framed pergola
A stunning oak frame pergola with staddle stones

A magnificent oak frame pergola, its sturdy beams reaching skyward.  Nestled at its base, ancient staddle stones stand guard. This harmonious blend of wood and stone creates a timeless sanctuary, a place where one can bask in the serene embrace of nature and the enduring strength of craftsmanship. It’s a testament to the beauty that arises when human hands sculpt natural elements into structures that stand the test of time and inspire awe and tranquility.

An oak framed pergola can be a stunning addition to any garden, offering a blend of natural beauty and structural elegance. With bespoke designs available, you can tailor your pergola to fit the unique dimensions and style of your outdoor space. Whether you desire a tranquil area for dining al fresco or a robust structure to support climbing plants, an oak pergola provides both functionality and aesthetic appeal. For those interested in exploring custom pergola options, arranging a consultation with a design specialist is a great first step towards bringing your vision to life. Simply fill in the contact form below