Building a pergola is a great focal point for any home. Learning
how to build a pergola yourself will not only save you money,
it can be a fun do-it-yourself project.
If you have been thinking about adding a pergola to your home,
but the price for a kit was just beyond your budget, you should
consider building it yourself.
Pergolas are very basic structures, with some careful planning
and some pergola plans,
this project can be built by most homeowner. Building it yourself
will not only save you money, you will have a well built structure
you can be proud of.
Call your building department before beginning any new construction.
Find out from your building department what the requirements
are for this project.
Some things you should consider:
Are you capable to build this yourself. If you don't feel
comfortable building this yourself, consider hiring a local
handyman. Have your plans ready to show him. Get a couple
of estimates, and see if it can be build within your budget.
Pergola design, the most common and easiest to build will
be a square and rectangle. Once you have found the design
you want, get the plans. Plans will come with a material
list, having detailed plans will make this project much
If you want to save some money, building it yourself is the
best choice. Take your time to find the plans that will work
for you. Study your plans carefully. Take your time when measuring
and cutting. This is a great weekend project, that will be enjoyed