When searching around for Pergola ideas you’ll see no lack of large and cumbersome designs. You may be looking for something simple though that you can use as a trellis as well a decorative sitting area in your backyard. The video below will show you a simple design that is easy to make and is easily doable in one weekend as long as you have the supporting structure already in place.
- In this Pergola idea take note that the Pergolas main supports are not buried in the ground and anchored by cement. Instead it is anchored to the raised garden boxes via galvanized lag bolts.
- The 4×4 cross bracing is set at a 45° angle and anchored to the 2×8’s by way of more galvanized lag bolts. This helps eliminate any lateral movement in the structure.
- When planting your garden box with a vine or other plant that will eventually cover your Pergola try to pick two different species so you can stagger their blooming times.
- Construct the entire structure from pressure treated wood. This will extend the life of the structure immeasurably.
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