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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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Top 100 Pergolas Projects

  1. 1. Privacy Plants Create Hideaway (00:02:38)

    Sara creates a 'Tuscan hideaway' using privacy trees and aromatic plants.

  2. 2. 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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    $100 - $250
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    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Outdoor Shower Room (00:03:29)

    The most popular room in this family's home is now the outdoor shower room.

  4. 4. Pergola Tour From Blog Cabin 2014

    With a living wall draped with plants and all-weather materials, the backyard pergola provides a shaded spot to relax. Take a virtual t...

  5. 5. How to Construct a Metal Arch Kit

    For those who choose to opt out of a do-it-yourself arch or pergola, a metal arch kit can be a great option that is available in a vari...

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  6. 6. 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...

  7. 7. Desert-Style Backyard Design (00:04:07)

    Sara's desert-style backyard design stirs memories for the Martinez family.

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

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

  9. 9. Stone Veneer Updates Pergola (00:01:00)

    Update a patio and shade pergola by adding stone veneer around the posts.

  10. 10. How To Measure, Cut and Install Rafters

    Learn how to install the pieces that make the top of a pergola.

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    Day
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    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Building an Entryway Pergola (00:00:30)

    Give your home's entryway great depth, style and shade with a pergola.

  12. 12. How to Safely Build and Maintain Arches and Pergolas

    Learn the necessary safety and maintenance precautions for building an arch or pergola with this gardening guide from DIY Network.

  13. 13. How to Create a Rose Trellis Arch

    Trellis panels enhance and transform a plain arch into a featured garden centerpiece. Learn how this simple structure can make roses co...

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

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

  15. 15. Quirky, Artsy Outdoor Kitchen (00:03:51)

    Jake and Joel build a pergola and outdoor kitchen area for 'quirky' cooks.

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