part 2 how to build a pergola frame when you install a pergola, working to an approved plan can help to ensure the end result is strht and safe. well show you how to carefully get your pergola up. 01:22. part 3 how to build a pergola roof you can add some extra shade to your pergola area by putting on a roof.
building your timber deck close to or right atop ground level offers a number of attractive advantages. the structure will be quicker to build than elevated decks, require less preparation and support and over the course of the project be a lot more economical.
to stain wood, there is no better applicator than a paintbrush. a paintbrushs bristles open up the pores of the timber and cause it to absorb the stain better. you may not use it for the whole deck or pergola, but it should at least be on standby for any touch ups.
for a pergola any larger than this, youll need to increase the bearer size. to transfer the rebate mark onto the other posts, knock in a nail on the rebate mark, place a strht piece of timber on the nail, use your spirit level to establish level, and transfer the mark to the next posts.
pergolas can be made from a variety of materials, but wood is the most common. softwood is the cheapest, and provided you buy pressure-treated timber and look after it, it will last well. for the uprights you will need at least 75mm x 75mm 3 x 3 timber, and 100mm x 100mm 4 x 4 is better if it is to be a sizeable structure.
design and build a wood deck for a pergola base construction how-to , decks , landscaping august 6, 2018 sonia get 10 carpenters in a room and youll probably get 10 ways to build and detail a pergola.
attach the beam with 4 screws through the post and make sure it is square. finally attach the two sides with a beam across the top front. now that everything is built. i went through and stained it one last time. there you have it a really simple modern deck pergola. our girls were super excited when it was done, even the cat.
if you don't already have one, buy a stiff bristled decking brush from a hardware store and give your pergola or decking timbers a light scrub while applying the cleaner. leave the solution on the wood for about 15 minutes or so, add a little more to wet the timber again and then give it a really good brush down.