Diy pergola. Insert 4 x 4 posts in holes. A pergola is a structure that wont provide shelter from wind or rain and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. As far as diy projects go this is a pretty easy one that will make a big impact.
This is a free standing pergola so you can put it anywhere you want. Pergola shade covers are a second type which attach beneath the pergola lattice structure providing a beautiful draping accordion effect under the beams. In this project our pergola will be built at the corners of an existing retaining wall.
The pergola is meant to go over a sitting area that is surrounded by a garden but you could also use it to go over a rose garden. And finally pergola covers attach above the lattice work providing a shade cover that is a largely persistent overhead cover. This simple pergola is a diy project that you can complete during the weekend with inexpensive materials.
Diy network has a free pergola plan if you want to build a pergola over an existing deck. Your local building codes should specify a recommended depth for post holes in your area. Add a few inches of gravel to the bottom of the holes for drainage.
Follow these step by step garden pergola designs to build a pergola for shade in your yard your garden or over your deck. If you can dig holes and make straight cuts through a board you can build this simple pergola. Included in the free pergola plan is building instructions a list of materials and tools youll need photos and even videos.
Because in the absence of walls and a roof. However the pergola build process is the same with or without the wall in the design. Use a post hole digger or two person auger to dig holes to a depth of 24 and width of 9.
So if you are an experienced builder this pergola should be right up your alley.