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How to Build a Pergola - DIY Building a Pergola

How to Build a Pergola - DIY Building a Pergola
Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and out at the same time. The structure is called a pergola, and it's just the thing to bring backyard landscaping to life. Pergolas were common features of Italian Renaissance gardens, often covering walkways or serving as grape arbors. Our pergola fits on an 8-ft. square, but it's easy to modify it to suit your site. Model designed in Alibre Design Xpress. Download a larger animated PDF of this project with a printable step-by-step guide (Requires Adobe Reader). Installing the Posts The posts are composed of pressure-treated 4 x 4 cores that are sheathed with 1 x cedar. Lay out the post positions and mark the screw locations [1]. We used 1/4-in. Then secure each end with four 3-in.

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