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Pergola Plans

When building a new structure, such as a pergola, check with your building department for code requirements and permits that might be required. You might need a permit, you might not, check your zoning regulations before you start.


Do your research when choosing lumber. Pressure treated wood is great to prevent rot and decay. Cedar and redwood is another good choice, it is more expensive, but it will look better and last for many years.


If any digging is involved, make sure you are aware of water, telephone, or electrical lines that might be underground. Find out the locations of these lines to avoid any damage or injury.


If you are a beginner builder thinking of building your own, a basic pergola design such as a square or rectangle shape, should be simple, even for a beginner. This design is very basic and simple to build. The best way to do this is getting some plans. You can see my list of free pergola plans below, or you can buy some.


Adding a pergola will not only make a great focal point to your landscape, it will also add value to your property, making this project a great investment.


Free Pergola Plans


DIY pergola plans

DIY Pergola Plans - Construct101
Build your own pergola with these simple to follow DIY pergola plans. Plans include step-by-step illustrations, shopping list, and cutting list.



How To Build A Pergola: Simple Design: Free Plans
These pergola plans have a simple design. Step-By-Step instructions with detailed illustrations make this project easy to follow.



How To Build A Pergola

How To Build A Pergola

Build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns.

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Build a Pergola Hardware Kit and Stencil

Build a Pergola Hardware Kit and Stencil - Amazon

Build a pergola hardware and stencil kit. This Kit is designed for the weekend craftsman with easy to follow instructions. Comes complete with the hardware to make a 8x10, 10x12, or 12x14 garden pergola.



Pergola Plans For Sale


Pergola Plans

Pergola Plans

How to build a pergola this weekend even if you have never built anything before - and save thousands of dollars doing it.



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Pergola Plans

Add elegance to your outdoor living with this airy pavilion! This plan includes a materials list for the supplies you will need. The plan shows a pergola with a footprint of 111" x 148" but also will show how to increase or decrease the dimensions as desired. Easily sized to fit any space, this versatile pergola will enhance your deck, patio or yard.









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Building a pergola is a great focal point for any home. Building it yourself will not only save you money, it can be a fun do-it-yourself project.


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