Diy pergola. This simple pergola is a diy project that you can complete during the weekend with inexpensive materials. Included in the free pergola plan is building instructions a list of materials and tools youll need photos and even videos. Your local building codes should specify a recommended depth for post holes in your area.
However the pergola build process is the same with or without the wall in the design. To dig the post holes you can use a clamshell digger power auger or a shovel. This is a free standing pergola so you can put it anywhere you want.
And finally pergola covers attach above the lattice work providing a shade cover that is a largely persistent overhead cover. 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. Because in the absence of walls and a roof.
So if you are an experienced builder this pergola should be right up your alley. If you can dig holes and make straight cuts through a board you can build this simple pergola. Insert 4 x 4 posts in holes.
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. So why build it.
Add a few inches of gravel to the bottom of the holes for drainage. 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. As far as diy projects go this is a pretty easy one that will make a big impact.
Follow these step by step garden pergola designs to build a pergola for shade in your yard your garden or over your deck.