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We asked Jim Goodman, General Manager of Turnkey Millwork in Raleigh NC, just how difficult it is to install a pergola from one of their PVC pergola kits. Browse the Internet and you will find plenty of projects that show you how to build a pergola, some of which range from designs that will blow over in the wind, to those that are way over the top when it comes to materials and technique.
Perhaps an even more potentially costly mistake would be to select the placement of your pergola without first making sure there is nothing underground that could be damaged as you start digging post holes. Here are the three pergolas designs made from from the free plans: The main plans are a standard box pergola (shown above with a rambler rose and clematis) with notched rafters that run in both directions. This pergola picture shows how the main wood pergola plans can be adapted to include notched and raised rafters with purlins. We managed to find a pergola design that is simple and affordable, and that anyone with some DIY savvy can tackle in a weekend or two. For mounting the pergola to the existing structure you will also need steel mounting brackets or double hangers and bolts. Pergolas were common features of Italian Renaissance gardens, often covering walkways or serving as grape arbors. This 2-minute video captures the main steps in order and, although the process isn't as fast or simple as this makes it look, we have to say it was much easier than we anticipated, and the resulting pergola was perfect! With the construction sorted, click here for advice on finishing your pergola, or find more information in our Decorating and DIY sections.


Wood is always a beautiful, inexpensive and readily available material to use for a pergola. Visitors to the website will sometimes ask for specific plans for a pergola they wish to build, and this is how most of these additional plans were conceived! Take a look at the designs shown here and stock up to start building a pergola of your own.
This lets you know how deep you will need to dig when you are securing your pergola posts into the ground.
He was prepared to demonstrate the process for us by actually installing a pergola, right there in the Turnkey Millwork warehouse.
While we will always say that we think building your own pergola is quite easy to do and it can be done on a very tight budget, it is important to at least look into the pergola kits that are available either at your local stores or else online. Both of these pergola styles can fit beautifully into a corner of the garden or patio: the first being a traditional design with radiating rafters, the second with wonderful curved, Asian style rafters. There are so many different styles of pergola you can make from the main free pergola plans.
Also with radiating rafters - either a six or twelve spoke design - we have the hexagonal pergola. The pergola kits are all pre-fabricated and partially put together in easy to ship sections.


Then we have the arbour pergola plans which can be made into an arch, an arbour, or any size of pergola. The traditional corner pergola was adapted to fit into the recess where the seat can be seen. The only restriction is that the pergola footprint size is determined by the size of the trellis panel you use for the roof.The second simple pergola design has rafters that sit on top of the supports. The seated arbour plans can be made in two different styles, the first having a beautiful, curved main rafter, the second with very easy to build straight rafters. They also show the different ways of constructing a pergola and patio combination (this is a bit like solving the problem of which came first, the chicken or the egg!).
The structure is called a pergola, and it's just the thing to bring backyard landscaping to life. See the 'Fantastic Offers' page for more bargains on pergola kits, tools and all things gardening!



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