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Pergola Plans

The pergola plans include complete instructions, construction diagrams and a list of the materials and tools you’ll need to complete the job. You can simply download the pergola design documents, or have them mailed to you, usually within a couple of days.

If you’re a DIY novice, or you just want to save some time, you can also buy pergola kits which come with all of the components cut and drilled, ready for you to assemble. Just follow the links from this site for more information on the fantastic range of pergola building products which are available, and how you can order them.

Classic Pergola Plan

We like this pergola plan because it can be scaled to a wide range of sizes, from 8'x10' to 16'x16'. Pick the perfect plan to fit your site For the plans to build your own pergola - Click Here for more information

use pergola plans to build this wooden pergola

Craftsman Style Pergola Plan by Rockler.com

Add elegance to your outdoor living with this airy pavilion! This plan includes a materials list for the supplies you will need. The plan shows a pergola with a footprint of 111" x 148" but also will show how to increase or decrease the dimensions as desired. Easily sized to fit any space, this versatile pergola will enhance your deck, patio or yard. From Wood Magazine. 13 pages. Click here for more information

Picture of a Pergola designing using a Pergola Plan from Rockler.com

Choosing materials for your pergola

You have a number of choices in materials to build your pergola. Natural timbers like red cedar are very popular because they have such a magnificent look, and are particularly well suited if your home has a traditional type of architectural style. An alternative is wood composite, which is a highly rot resistant material manufactured from natural timber fibers mixed with a high tech plastic material.

A wood composite pergola will have a great natural timber look, while being more economical to build, and requiring less maintenance in the long term. You can also build your pergola using foam filled aluminum framing, which is lighter and easier to handle than timber, and will usually last a little longer.


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