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How To Cut and Install the Purlins and Capitals for a Pergola

Learn how to add the finishing touches to the top part of a pergola.

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Materials

  • 2x4 boards
  • plywood
  • galvanized screws
  • paint
  • exterior-grade caulk

Tools

  • sandpaper
  • paintbrush
  • tape measure
  • table saw
  • framing square
  • brad nailer
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • chalk line
  • level

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