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How to Build a Pergola

Plan, assemble and install a pergola this weekend.

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Looking to create the ultimate outdoor space? Add a pergola to your backyard with these step-by-step projects.

Learn how to build a pergola from start to finish.

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    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Plan for a Pergola and Put Up Columns

Learn how to prepare to build a custom pergola and get started on installing the base columns.

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    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How To Assemble, Cut and Install Lintels for a Pergola

Learn how to install lentils, which are the pieces that form the outside of the grid on top of a pergola.

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    Day

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

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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