building a wooden pergola 03:31. diy network shows you how to build a wooden pergola from start to finish. similar topics: structures pergolas. now playing.
pergola with built-in deck building your pergola on a floating deck quite literally elevates it. this easily turns it into a backyard statement piece. use light-coloured wood to make it pop, or dark-coloured wood to have it blend in with the rest of the background. add a few chairs and a dining table for an outdoor eating area to die for.
tips lay out the pergola accurately, using batter boards and string. plumb the posts using post level clips and braces. use adjustable post anchors to secure the 4×4 wooden posts.
how to build your own veranda for under £500. place the support on the floor and mark where the four holes will go. drill the four holes with a masonry bit and insert the plugs. make sure you have a good drill with hammer action for this or you will be there all day. this was one of the most difficult parts of the build even with a good drill.
building your pergola. you will need a total of 4 header boards for the pergola. a simple curve design on the end of each header board adds to the character of the piece. trace a curve design to your liking on the two ends of the header board and then cut out easily with the jigsaw. once you have your first board cut use it to trace the other 3 for exact replicas.
then make your selections to customize your wood pergola kit from these options: size, freestanding or attached, wood type, posts, end shape, and post base trim. the big kahuna big kahuna pergola kit: classic pergola design, built for maximum sun coverage and engineered for extreme weather conditions
build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. the dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment perfect for backyard entertaining like standing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day.