Constructing A Pergola

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Prefabricated Pergolas
October 2, 2017

Prefabricated Pergolas

Are you looking for an aluminum pergola? TipTopShade has fully customizable aluminum pergola frames to let you create a truly extra living space! At TipTopShade we choose for aluminum constructions, because wood pergolas will fade and rot over time. Besides, wood pergolas needs a lot of upkeep and aluminums pergolas looks better than any other constructions…

Pergola Rafter Tail Patterns
September 23, 2017

Pergola Rafter Tail Patterns

1. Prep the Boards I prep each rafter by squaring one end of the board. Rough-sawn and pressure-treated material usually isn t completely square, or it can be rough-cut on the ends. I do this either with a miter saw or a circular saw with a Speed Square as a saw guide. I then measure and cut each rafter to its finished length. Finally, I cut a 3-foot scrap of…

DIY Pergola on Existing Deck
September 14, 2017

DIY Pergola on Existing Deck

I ve been having trouble coming to a conclusion on whether I can reasonably build/mount a pergola to my existing 8 x12 deck. The main issue is I can t attach it to my house because of the roof overhang and clearance. Its also unreasonable to dig to add external posts outside the deck area. e.g. build a posted pergola bigger and around my deck. The below pics…

Cast Iron Pergola
August 29, 2017

Cast Iron Pergola

Truck accidentally destroys Seattle s historic Pioneer Square pergola on January 15, 2001. On January 15, 2001, the historic iron and glass pergola at Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle collapses when a truck strikes it around 5:45 a.m. The pergola and the nearby Tlingit totem pole (which is not damaged) are national historic landmarks. Located at 1st Avenue…

Metal and Wood Pergola
July 12, 2017

Metal and Wood Pergola

In general, arches and pergolas should look at home in their surroundings. Just as the size and scale of your construction should be in proportion to that of the house and garden, so their given style should be in keeping, too. The style of a structure owes much to the material from which it is made, although very different effects can be achieved using the same…

Waterproof Pergola Covers
July 3, 2017

Waterproof Pergola Covers

The Gennius, is a new innovation in the old world of awnings and canopies. Designed to improve and expand your outdoor dining space. Complete with rain management features, this retractable fabric shade structure combines the beauty of a pergola with the flexibility of a retractable awning; yet is durable enough to withstand inclement weather. Extend your Outdoor…

Difference Between Pergola and Pagoda
June 25, 2017

Difference Between Pergola and Pagoda

Outdoor structures can provide shade, protection from the elements, and a place for outdoor entertainment. The question is, which one is the right for you? Well, today we are going to clear up the confusion surrounding these commonly mistaken architectural structures to make sure that you know the difference between a pergola and a gazebo ( and pavilions)! Although…

ANA White Pergola
June 9, 2017

ANA White Pergola

I have wanted a pergola for years and since we moved into our new construction in Dec. 12, I decided to finally go for it and add it to our new backyard plans. When I stumbled onto the plan on ana-white.com, I couldn t be more thrilled to see how simple of a project it was. I do not mean that it was an easy build by any means. I wanted a beefier look to it…

Pergola Swing Set Plans
August 17, 2016

Pergola Swing Set Plans

You have a tree? And access to scrap wood and long rope? That’s all you need for this insanely easy DIY from A Beautiful Mess. It uses the same design concept as the very earliest swings—just a seat strung up from a tree limb. If you don’t have a yard or a sturdy tree, you can just as easily use the same tutorial to make a swing to enjoy indoors. 2. FLY HIGH…

Purpose of a Pergola
December 27, 2016

Purpose of a Pergola

Pergolas and arches have long been used successfully in garden design to provide strong vertical elements. Their purpose has usually been twofold: to frame views and openings, and to provide welcome shade over areas set aside for entertaining and relaxation. Covered by climbing plants, pergolas can form cool retreats in shaded walkways and arbors. Since before…

Pergola off House
April 28, 2016

Pergola off House

This pergola was placed in a spot that takes advantage of a view of the pool as well as the scenery beyond. When NOT to build a pergola Crowded spaces If you have an exceptionally small space, such as a narrow breezeway between home and garage, a pergola might make your landscape feel dark or confined. Difficult window placement Sometimes the window placement…

White Pergola Pictures
January 5, 2017

White Pergola Pictures

5, New York City francophiles, decked head-to-toe in all white, descended upon the Wagner Park waterfront in Battery Park City last night for the city s sixth installment of Diner en Blanc. Last night s warm and breezy weather was a pleasant change from the heat and humidity of last year s fete. The high profile event, which spans six continents, 25 countries…

Pergola English
October 10, 2016

Pergola English

English Inn, located in the peaceful countryside of Eaton Rapids near Lansing, Michigan, offer two picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony locations. Also View: Pergola on the Grand: Situated along the lovely wooded banks of the Grand River, our beautiful Pergola offers the ultimate venue for a perfect outdoor ceremony. Surrounded by a breathtaking garden and twinkling…

Plans for Pergola Attached to House
November 6, 2016

Plans for Pergola Attached to House

Instead of building a free-standing, 4-poster Pergola, I attached one side directly to the house. There are various Pergola design types and shapes. Simply Google for pergola images and decide which design you like best, or combine design ideas together (as I did). Couple things to consider: A: Is your Pergola more for decorative purposes or actual shade? My…

Pergola Ledger Board
October 7, 2016

Pergola Ledger Board

The following steps describe how to build a large attached pergola. Step 1 Attach a ledger board to the house using lag bolts. Step 2 Use cross measurements to determine the proper location for two posts. Step 3 Dig two post holes and fill them with cement. Immediately place two post holder brackets(anchors) in the wet cement, one in each cement footing. Make…

Fabric Canopy for Pergola
February 10, 2016

Fabric Canopy for Pergola

Our ShadeFlex & RainFlex Motorized Pergola Canopies are an excellent way to go from sun to shade with the touch of a button. The ShadeFlex canopy works on any flat pergola kit and offers variable shade coverage. The RainFlex canopy provides the perfect amount of sun, shade or rain protection for any pergola kit. Each can be easily added to any Structureworks…

Motorized Pergola Canopy
February 13, 2017

Motorized Pergola Canopy

ShadeRight Motorized Pergola Canopy Our ShadeRight Motorized Pergola Canopy system is an excellent way to go from sun to shade with the touch of a button. This pergola canopy system works on any flat or pitched Structureworks pergola kit and can also be easily added to existing pergolas made from wood or other materials. Similar in function to our ShadeFlex Canopy…

How to Make a Pergola Shade Cover?
January 20, 2016

How to Make a Pergola Shade Cover?

Bright, turquoise, outdoor art stands out against the light wood patio floors and neutral furniture. An oversized orange umbrella takes the place of a pergola or traditional roof over the patio. Backyard Meditation Pavilion This raised backyard pavilion offers a quiet respite from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Sheer fabrics wrap the space in flowing…

Garden Pergolas and Gazebos
December 9, 2016

Garden Pergolas and Gazebos

So what’s the difference between them? Quick! Identify that outdoor structure. Is it a pergola, a gazebo, an arbor? The cultivated landscape isn’t just about what we grow — it’s also about the beautiful and functional things we build. Among the most common of these are the three named above. All will support climbing plants. One has a roof. Do you know what’s…

Oasis Pergolas
July 12, 2016

Oasis Pergolas

In fact, the first reference to a pergola dated back to the 1640s during the late Medieval period when builders created tunnels or pathways made from wood shoots bound together to form arches with woven plants and green growth, according to Fifthroom.com. (Pergolas) have been around for awhile but with the internet s help, it has grown 10-fold in even the last…

Pergola over Windows
November 12, 2016

Pergola over Windows

Wall Pergola has the same elegant design as the original Trex Pergola, and can be custom manufactured to fit over just about any entryway or window on your home. Whether you’re looking to add some dimension to the front of your garage or a little shelter while you pause to unlock your door, Wall Pergola is the easy-to-install solution. Wall Pergola also functions…

Pergola on Existing Deck
April 26, 2017

Pergola on Existing Deck

A couple of years ago I built a deck onto my house. It is 32 x 14 I used a cantilever design at 12 with 2x8 floor joists, with 2x6 decking boards. The Cantilever beam was set on 6x6 posts that are on top of 30 deep footers. I doubled up a 2x12 for the cantilever beam by notching the 6x6 on either side, and putting the 2x12 in each notch. These posts…

Pergola Ends
February 10, 2017

Pergola Ends

Most of the suggestions on the web refer to using the jigsaw for cutting patterns. It is the ideal choice for this work as some patterns are intricate with arcs and what not. What you could do with the jigsaw is use your template as a guide. If your arcs or curves are simple enough you can shift the template down from where the cut will be. This might be difficult…

Large Pergolas
February 22, 2017

Large Pergolas

Aluminum Pergola Kits – Ideal for commercial applications, curves, arches, large spans & cantilevers are possible. Offered in almost unlimited powder coat colors and woodgrain finishes. Typically our most expensive option. Fiberglass Pergola Kits – Contemporary or traditional, fiberglass shade structures can be extremely versatile. Long spans and high…

Pergolas Pinterest
January 11, 2017

Pergolas Pinterest

Just like that, as if overnight, it’s 70 and sunny in Connecticut! Dust off your outdoor furniture, pour some rosé, and get in the mood for summer with a few of our favorite porches. This home is situated on a sloping piece of land, so the porch is elevated, providing sweeping views of the Long Island Sound. This beautiful outdoor space is part of the waterfront…

Build your Own Pergola Plans
May 29, 2017

Build your Own Pergola Plans

PERGOLA LAYOUT & COMPONENTS Trex Pergola kit layout for standard freestanding pergolas is a classic design utilizing beams, rafters and stringers supported by four columns.Our attached pergolas are supported by two columns with an included ledger to attach to your existing structure. Custom pergola component sizes and configurations are also available…

Pergola Decorations
January 8, 2017

Pergola Decorations

Glowing lanterns. Shimmering buckets. Twinkling spheres. Flickering ice. Warm your Christmas home with these four fresh ways to add holiday light. [MUSIC] A pergola or any outdoor structure, like an over hang or lamp post. Benefits from a bit of holiday handiwork. For lighting, run an imperfect outline around the pergola rather than wrapping the strands along…

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