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16 Pergola Plans

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A pergola enhances any landscape and garden area. These pergola plans are available from the simple to extremely complex.

A pergola is basically a trellis or framework that is mounted horizontally rather than vertically. Pergolas are usually supported by heavy lumber posts. Pergolas have their origin in Italy where they were used to support grape vines and other climbing plants creating a covered walkway or patio.

Always read the pergola plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.

As well, some of the pergola plans, require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a table saw, jointer and thickness planer.

These pergola plans are for the novice to expert handyman.

Also see: arbor and trellis plans.

backyard pergola plans

These backyard pergola plans are for an 8’ square pergola made of cedar.

pergola plans with planters

These pergola plans are for a very large pergola – 16’ X 20’. The outside posts of the pergola are unique as they are constructed as planters.

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These pergola planswill show you how to build a 14' X 16' pergola for your garden, deck, or patio.

red cedar pergola plans

Very little in specific build or design instructions with these red cedar pergola plans.

box pergola plans

These pergola plans are for a box style pergola – construction uses solid bridging between the rafters to create boxes.

over door pergola plans

This unique set of pergola plans is for a pergola that mounts over a doorway or windows.

pergola plans

Excellent instruction and drawing with these pergola plans.

pergola plans with fabric canopy

These pergola plans utilize a fabric canopy to provide shade.

pergola plans

These pergola plans provide a combination trellis and pergola as an entrance to a walkway or path.

free-standing pergola plans

A set of pergola plans which supposedly build a hurricane resistant pergola.

pergola plans with benches

These ergola plans provide bench seats attached to the uprights – making it extremely sturdy.

pergola gate topper plans

A set of pergola plans that can be used to top a gate and hence, will keep the gate posts square.

pergola with PVC roof

These pergola plans, with a PVC roof, are more like an awning than a pergola.

pergola above fence

These pergola plans utilize fence posts as the uprights to keep the pergola in position.

walk-through pergola

Reasonably good drawings and instructions with these walk-through pergola plans.

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A set of pergola plans allows you to build a pergola on a raised wood deck.

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