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Learn to Build Garden Structures In Your Backyard With Easy To Assemble Kits

Updated on May 30, 2016

It's Easy to Build A Pergola with a Kit

Build Garden Structures in Your Backyard. I have long wanted to know how to build a pergola in my backyard. I wanted a nice shady spot in the garden to sit and sip sweet tea in the southern climate of my home. I searched for plans for several years before I made a decision about what my pergola would look like in my garden. I knew I wanted it to be wood and I wanted it to have a dark stain, since the sun in the south cracks and peels most paints. I also wanted a garden structure that could be used to hang my beautiful plants and partially shade and protect them from the intense sun. We chose a pergola kits with stained and sealed wood ready to be set up without having to cut any parts.

Well after looking around at some do-it-yourself kits for pergolas, I found exactly what I was looking for in my garden. We needed to build a pergola that measured 16 x 16 feet so all of my garden furniture would easily fit under it for a party. I wanted it to have a lattice top for extra shade, and it would need a lot of trim work for a high quality finished look for my garden structure. I wanted to be fairly maintenance-free, never need painting, and rot resistant. To my surprise there was a huge selection of garden structure kits to build a pergola easily. The price range of kits included low to expensive models that could meet out needs.

I wanted a pergola to have a party with my friends and relative in, so it needed to be usable all year long. In the climate where we live the weather is mild during the winter and most of our entertaining of large crowds is done in the garden. For the Christmas Holiday season we always have a campfire for our New Year's Eve celebration. We found a great pergola kit for our backyard and use our pergola almost everyday. It like having an addition on our house our garden structure is like another room. It was easy to build a pergola from a kit. Having a garden structure in our garden makes a welcoming place to be in any season and especially a party.

Backyard Pergola Kit To Beautify Your Life

These are easy to set up and really add dimension to you outdoor living. You will be surprised how this added space increase the size of your home. I love mine and I know you will enjoy the great outdoors with one of these kits.

Yardistry Preston 12' x 12' Pergola
Yardistry Preston 12' x 12' Pergola

Ideal for creating an outdoor living space or for adding structure and privacy to a hot tub

Contemporary modern design adds stylish look to any setting

Simple step by step illustrated instructions ensure ease of assembly

Pre-stained exterior grade cedar components stand up to the elements and ensure years of maintenance free enjoyment

Product comes as a ready to assemble kit with all wood pre-cut and includes all hardware and metal components


Build a Pergola in Your Backyard

A Pergola for Your Backyard to Expand Living Space

I love my pergola and there is nothing like finding a bargain. These kits are easy to assemble and require little effort to increase your pleasure outdoors. I like to sit outside and watch nature. I added some bird feeders and other decorative items to create a park like feeling to our yard.

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Build a Pergola - Follow these easy steps

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Decorating a Pergola

Decorating The Pergola

Commonly garden structures are painted or stained and then accented with lights, plants and furniture. If you install your pergola the entire length of your home you may want to have a kitchen with a grill and refrigerator to serve your guest and yourself. Some people use their pergolas for a place to shade a hot tub. I love to put lots of flowers in mine to add color and liven up the space.

Some people prefer to have a pergola away from the house entirely. Perhaps you are looking for a shady spot to relax in the afternoon sun. Pergolas usually have some sort of lattice work cover, but it is not uncommon to have a full roof with shingles, metal, or fabric coverage for shade. If you place your pergola so it can be seen from you street then painting it to coordinate with the colors of your home or trim. Many pergolas here in the deep south where I live have bamboo used to create a roof. Since bamboo grow rapidly and is a grass rather than a wood it is an economical choice of roofing materials.

Dress up your pergola with curtains to add color and interest to your structure. Many people like to coordinate these fabrics with the seat cushions and pillows on their outdoor furniture. I makes for an elegant look and can be very relaxing. I personally like to have my chase lounge under the pergola and read or take a rest in it.

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Have you ever built a pergola?

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      5 years ago

      I think I could do this!

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      5 years ago

      I love working in my garden and building a structure would be ideal. I live in New England and the winters can be harsh but Spring and Summer, beautiful. Great idea!

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      5 years ago

      I think I would opt for the sun shade sail thing. I've always wanted one in the backyard.

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      John Dyhouse 

      5 years ago from UK

      Neat idea i have built a decking area, and a japanes bridge with the left-over wood. I have also built a covered seat from scraps and a bamboo roof (actually wall-covering). But a pergola is another step up the ladder

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      5 years ago

      No, but I would like one in my backyard to keep it cooler. I may buy one of the kits since I don't know much about building.


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