Wooden Pergola – Natural Beauty and Charm

A wooden pergola is an ideal choice for adding natural beauty and charm to your tropical garden or landscape.

It is a versatile structure that can be used in the garden or landscape in a variety of ways.

Wood pergolas are available in a variety of materials, such as redwood, cedar, mahogany, and teak. Styles can be simple or elaborate.

They are usually rectangular in shape and can be attached to another structure (such as a home), or they can be a free standing structure in the garden or landscape.

Wood pergolas have clean lines, and are painted white or left the natural wood color that will age with time. Traditional pergolas are old-fashioned and romantic, or rustic and warm.

Benefits of a Wooden Pergola

They are available in a variety of woods, such as cedar, redwood,Wooden Pergola teak, and mahogany.

A wooden pergola is less costly than other materials, such as vinyl.

They can be stained or painted to match your home or landscape color scheme.

They are durable, and some materials are resistant to insects and rot without being painted or treated (redwood or cedar).

Wood pergolas can be matched with other garden and landscape structures to unify overall design (benches, trellises, arbors, or gazebos).

Pergola Placement Tips

Follow these tips for choosing the best location:

A small pergola can highlight the entrance and/or exit to and from a garden or outdoor space.

Incorporate a pergola into a deck, patio, or pool area.

Place a pergola near an area used for socializing and entertaining to add style and beauty to outdoor celebrations and events.

Create shade in an area that receives a lot of bright sunlight by installing a pergola with a shade or canopy over the top.

Add interest and style to an area that is boring and drab.

Place over a hot tub or spa.

Free Pergola Plans

These free pergola plans show you how to build a pergola for your garden or backyard landscape. The pergola designs listed below are available from other websites. The biggest bonus is that they are free and easy to understand!

Just click on the link, print them off, and you’re ready to get started…

Home Depot DIY Pergola Project

How to Build a Backyard Pergola

How to Plan for a Pergola

Lowe’s How to Build a Pergola Project

Pergola Kits For Sale

Pergolas can be bought online or in stores; many are sold in ready-to-assemble kits. Installation instructions should be included with any kit you purchase.

Pergola Designs and Plans
Amazon Books for Sale

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