Made-in-the-shade Pergola Woodworking Plan
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. Build it to compliment the pergola or simply add it to your yard as a stand-alone structure.
Overall dimensions: 11'1" x 11'1" x 8' high
WOOD Issue 198, July 2010