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Diy Pergola Plans

18 Apr

Building a pergola is one of those constructions that really liven up the look of any garden, especially if the right plans and tools are used. The options you could choose from are virtually endless, as a pergola can take almost any size and shape. Work with attention and with great care from the very beginning, if you want to prevent mistakes and to keep the costs under control.

Strange as it might seem, there are lots of pergola plans free that contain step by step details and come with detailed diagrams. Make sure you look over the instructions before starting the actual constructions, as there are many things that you should take into account. The plans should come with all the materials needed for the job, their size and a few information about the woodworking techniques required for the job.

Diy pergola plans

Pergola Plans

Pergola Plans

If you really want an unique construction in your yard, there are a few tricks that could help you achieve this. First of all, we recommend you to build the pergola in a nice octagonal shape, exactly as in the image.

Using 6×6 lumber will help you create a nice effect and to enhance the shape and the proportions of the backyard pergola. Always check if the support beams are perfectly horizontal before fitting the shade elements. If you need more shade, you could cover the roof with a dense textile material.

Diy Pergola

Diy Pergola

If you want a different designs, you could build a gazebo-pergola. As you can easily see in the image, building a gazebo requires more materials and complex woodworking techniques, but anyone can get the job done if the right plans and tools are used.

Moreover, you could build basic benches on all sides of the gazebo and install a simple table in the middle of the surface. Adjust the design of the railings to your needs and work with great attention. A pergola isn’t the most complex diy project, but it still requires attention, quality tools and accurate measurements.

 

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