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Build a Freestanding Pergola

Build a Freestanding Pergola

Add vertical interest to your garden space with a freestanding pergola.

Step-by-step instructions

Build a Pergola Over a Deck

Build a Pergola Over a Deck

Get how-to instructions for adding a shade structure that will still let the sky peek through.

Transform your deck


Add Climbing Plants to a Pergola

Add Climbing Plants to a Pergola

Learn how to choose and care for fruit and flowering climbers like grapes and morning glory.

Get planting tips

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Pergolas

Top 100 Pergolas Projects

  1. 1. Sports Bar Pergola (01:28)

    A custom pergola makes this outdoor home sports bar THE place to gather.

  2. 2. Urban Arbors (01:34)

    A pair of arbors gives this outdoor space a sense of cozy enclosure.

  3. 3. 16 Pin-Worthy Pergolas

    DIY Network shares photos of beautiful pergolas that are sure to inspire.

  4. 4. Building a Pergola (1 minute) (00:55)

    A pergola adds shade and a splash of architecture to your yard.

  5. 5. Pergola With Natural Charm (01:21)

    A tree growing right through the center of this pergola adds natural charm.

  6. 6. How to Build a Portico Frame

    The first step in building a portico is building the frame.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Build a Pergola

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to see the how-to project for how to build a pergola. Follow the step-by-step instructions and see helpful photos.

  8. 8. Simple Pergola Kit (00:57)

    A pergola in a kit: it's attractive, affordable and simple to put together.

  9. 9. How to Cut Pergola Rafters (00:46)

    Learn how to cut support beams and rafters for a stylish wooden pergola.

  10. 10. The Best Outdoor Rooms from Indoors Out

    Stonemasons and contractors Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns transform blah backyards into functional living spaces. Browse the photo gal...

  11. 11. Great Plains Party Room (00:03:43)

    Dean and Derek take a backyard from plain prairieland to party perfection.

  12. 12. Building a Pergola (03:31)

    A pergola adds shade and a splash of architecture to your yard.

  13. 13. Fan-Shaped Pergola Design (02:01)

    Any homeowner would fan and fave this unique fan-shaped pergola!

  14. 14. Fresh Air Dining Room (05:59)

    Seascape-insp outdoor dining w pergola, blend of bricks creates intimate suite.

  15. 15. How to Build a Custom Pergola

    Pergolas are a wonderful way to add architecture to your backyard while offering protection from the sun. Building your own is not very...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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