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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. Impressive Shaded Decks (00:02:39)

    Two teams pull off impressive shaded deck structures in just two days.

  2. 2. Backyard Bungalow Design (00:04:34)

    The Moss brothers plan a backyard to match a couple's bungalow-style home.

  3. 3. Eat-Out Kitchen (04:06)

    Dean and Derek turn an urban backyard into a tranquil eat-out kitchen.

  4. 4. Pergola Seat Wall (02:41)

    A once-rotten retaining wall and fence becomes a classy outdoor hangout.

  5. 5. Puppy Pergola (00:03:10)

    Kenny helps this pet owner build a composite shade structure for his dogs.

  6. 6. Decking Matches Tudor Style (00:04:30)

    The Mosses use composite decking that echoes this home's Tudor style.

  7. 7. 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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    Day
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    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. Building an Entryway Pergola (00:00:30)

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

  9. 9. 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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  10. 10. How to Build a Pergola

    Plan, assemble and install a pergola this weekend.

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  11. 11. Dragon Breathes Life Into Pond (00:04:49)

    Jake and Joel use a couple's love of dragons to create a 'mythical' yard.

  12. 12. Outdoor Shower Room (00:03:29)

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

  13. 13. Backyard Balcony (03:52)

    Outdoor abyss turns bachelor's bliss, complete with a Romeo-worthy balcony.

  14. 14. How To Build a Floating Wood Deck and Pergola

    A floating deck and wood pergola add both function and architectural detail to an outdoor space.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. How to Build a Pergola (07:02)

    Learn how to complement your patio or deck with a stylish wooden pergola.

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