My Pergolas Project

This project has been the most longest project of my life. I worked from 2019 to 2021. 


in 2010 i went thru divorced and Mr. Song helped me by let me stay and his home. In return i need to help him with his Landscaping ( S.T. Garden Service (   So one day I helped him, we went to this nice customer house and they have an entry Pergola similar to the picture above with a door bell.

He pushed the door bell and the birds sang in the garden, he looked at me and smile and said “wow” i looked at him and roll my eyes whatever at that time I didn’t really care much about garden and his business and his work. Then he asked me “Can you help me build a door with a pergola on top just like this one?” I replied back “yeah sure whenever i have time. ”

Long story short six year later in 2016 on July 31. He has a tragic accident and pass away the next day. Life changed for everyone that day.  Thach Song – Mr Song Thach May 5, 1950 – August 1, 2016 Portland, Oregon (

Ten Year later, I hurt my back so bad i had a surgery, after my surgery i walked out to his garden, i looked around everything rotten, fences are rotten, things just falling apart and i talked to myself. How am i going to build a pergola for you with my injury back.  And thought to myself if he really want me to build him a pergola he can help me heal my back so i can do it for him.

Months later fences fall down from heavy wind. No one no what to do so i was mad and can’t stand looking at it anymore. Then i repaired fences next thing i know I built my father  the pergola not quite like the one he asked. but close enough

Thank you for reading this.

Snow storm in Portland Oregon February 2021 – YouTube

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