I received this ad for an upcoming magazine and what are they advertising it as? They are showing off a pergola! Unfortunately, Taunton thinks an "Arbor" is a "Pergola".
What is the difference? Read my email to Taunton...
I also dropped the actual image into the email so that they knew which ad.
WOW! How the mighty have fallen. I used to read FH, FW, but I guess I was new to woodwork. I was soaking up everything, and I guess I didn't know that much. I used to trust them--however, I just don't see them as relevent any longer.
A few years back I sent a note to an editor criticizing an article on Trim they did--and they told me that the new trend at Taunton is hiring professional editors rather than actual tradesmen. He picked out the issue right away. There just are not any editors left at the publication that can determine which craftsman knows the best methods to actually "Build".
Here is the Ironic part... I submitted a pitch for a "Pergola Book" roughly a year ago now... Now I know! They didn't write back because they thought I was a space cadet! "The nerve of me", pitching an arbor book...and calling it a pergola!