Our replacement deck got framed in yesterday. It’s so amazing how much bigger it looks in person than on paper! The size is almost exactly the same size as our living room(!) It is less sq. ft. than our old nearly unusable three-part deck, yet seems much bigger. Magic!
I found this cool 3D program, AC3D < http://www.inivis.com/ > that works like Lightwave, but is much simpler at a fraction of the cost. It was pretty intuitive and easy to use (if you’ve had some 3D experience), and so I spent some time today designing our soon-to-be pergola (to scale).
I hope the pergola will look something when this when completed (not to scale with the house and no colors added yet):