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How to Build a Pergola Over a Deck

Pergolas are tasteful shade structures that enhance the beauty of an outdoor landscape without blocking too much sky. Decorative lighting makes this deck feel more like a living room than a backyard.

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Materials

  • 2x10 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • 4x4 posts
  • carriage bolts
  • washers
  • nuts
  • wood stain

Tools

  • tape measure
  • plumb leveler
  • clamps
  • circular saw
  • power drill

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