Pergola Construction using plans and stage by stage pictures.
You will see how simple it can be to make a pergola and it takes little time.
And don't forget the classical pergola rafter tails first shown here ten years ago and...
...growing ever more popular.
When building try following the steps in the right order.
You don’t have to use the same timber sizes.
I used left over timber from building my house...
...but I knew it would come in handy one day because of its useful size.
1. Pergola Plan – helps you understand the construction clearly. They shows you how everything fits together.
2. Treating the posts and preparing the pergola footings. Treating the feet of the posts with preservative will make your structure last for years.
5. Fitting benches. You dont need benches. But it's a very practical addition don't you think? You could even use a swing if you wanted to.
6. Cutting the pergola rafter tails using a construction method by hand or using Microsoft word. The classical design has been used for many centuries. It is a beautiful and romantic shape and you can learn how to do one yourself in just a few minutes.