Simple subassemblies with butt-together-and-screw joinery make this structure a breeze to build. After you set the posts in the ground, build the subassemblies on-site or in your shop. Then just call a buddy to help lift them into place. In addition to the step-by-step assembly to create this project, we've added detailed information on tricks for working with treated lumber.BONUS PLAN:
In addition to the step-by-step pergola plan, we've added the plan for a freestanding matching privacy screen/trellis like the one shown above. Build it to compliment the pergola or simply add it to your yard as a stand-alone structure.
Watch a free video on the circular-saw joinery used on this structure at woodmagazine.com/videos
Overall dimensions: 11'1" x 11'1" x 8' high
Featured in the July 2010 issue of WOOD.
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