Before we start talking about a tutorial or blueprints for these beauties, let’s talk about what a pergola is. It’s a garden feature that looks a bit like the top of a gazebo or sometimes describes as a covered walkway. It can be a really luxurious addition to a larger backyard and help to transform a space into something magical and brand new. Often made from lattice and wood bits, you can actually learn how to craft your own design and really personal your outdoor area. Let’s have a look.
Popular Mechanics has a classic pergola design that one can follow. If you’re feeling handy and want to create something special and versatile for your backyard this is the one to dive into first. Check out the blueprints after the jump.
If you’re looking for a structure that doesn’t seem as bulky, then try this one found over at HGTV. Add planter hangers, canopies, and more without causes too much fuss.
3. With Deck
Here’s a structure that plays right into a small deck area. If you’re looking to really revamp the entire space, you’ll want to look at this mini combination we found while looking at trends at DIY Network.
Ana White fashioned her DIY pergola after a Pottery Barn find. The “Weatherly” has a weathered, rustic inspired design, the addition of the stones as legs is a nice, personalizd touch as well.