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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. Tudor vs. Japanese (04:26)

    An English Tudor escape faces off against a Japanese hideaway retreat.

  2. 2. Designing a Deck That's Narrow (03:58)

    Paul and the crew turn a narrow townhouse backyard into an outdoor oasis.

  3. 3. How to Build a Garden Pergola

    A striking addition to any home is a garden pergola.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 4. Backyard Balcony (03:52)

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

  5. 5. 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.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Dreamy Patios and Decks

    Browse inspiring outdoor gathering spots from DIY Network and gather ideas for your own backyard.

  7. 7. How to Build a Freestanding Wooden Pergola Kit

    A well-made pergola lends vertical interest to an already gorgeous garden. Find out why this simple construction might work for your ou...

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  8. 8. Pergola Seat Wall (20:01)

    A disastrous backyard gets a major face lift.

  9. 9. Traditional Brick Patio Design (00:03:40)

    An existing brick retaining wall inspires this romantic backyard makeover.

  10. 10. Fire Table (03:18)

    Ahmed and the crew help a couple add style to their backyard pool area.

  11. 11. Setting a Structural Post (00:36)

    Paul explains how a structural post ensures that a pergoa will be solid.

  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. 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.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Building a Entryway Pergola (00:01:00)

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

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

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

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