Constructing A Pergola

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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…

Garden Pergolas Pictures
February 22, 2017

Garden Pergolas Pictures

Steps Decide what you intend to use your pergola for. As noted above, pergolas are available in either freestanding or attached versions. Where you plan to put your pergola and what you intend to use it for will help you decide which style will best meet your needs. Attached pergolas can be attached to your house and used as small porches or to your deck to provide…

Sunscreen Patio and Pergolas
May 23, 2017

Sunscreen Patio and Pergolas

If you would like to add more shade to your patio pergola or outdoor gazeb then shade cloth is a Fast & Easy way to accomplish your goal. Here are some basic steps on how to install shade cloth to your pergola so you can enjoy your deck or patio even more. How to Install Shade Cloth / Fabric (Click images to enlarge) Start with a pergola, arbor, or another…

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