Build a Pergola
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- Completion Time : Week-end project
A pergola is a wooden structure that is used to form a partially-shaded walkway or sitting area in a garden or as part of a backyard deck. Composed of posts supporting horizontal beams it provides a break in a large yard space. It can also be built in a weekend with a minimum of carpentry skills and a few simple materials.
Aside from being a decorative element in itself, the pergola allows you to suspend flower pots and provides support for climbing plants.
The following project details the instructions to build a pergola on a deck.