If you are the diy sort of person and have decided that building pergolas is a much better decision that buying them, then you will have a bit of pr...
If you are the diy sort of person and have decided that building pergolas is a much better decision that buying them, then you will have a bit of preparing to do before you begin your project in order to ensure that it all runs smoothly.
The first thing you want to do is find a set of woodworking pergola plans to work from. Many of the plans online will set you back around $20.00, so finding a collection of four different plans including eight gazebo plans and deck plans to mention just a few of the 14,000 plans included in the package at one low cost of just $49.00 is a steal.
What’s really great about the collection is that it comes with a complete diy instruction download. Everything you would need to know in order to ensure that your pergola project goes according to plan.
Now that you have the plans, you’ll want to ensure that the ground that you are going to be constructing your pergola on is flat or at least that your plan takes into account if there is a slope. You may decide that building a two poled pergola that rests against another structure such as you home may be the ideal solution.
Now you will need your construction materials. There are a variety of different woods that are very popular including redwood and cedar. Choose something that is sympathetic to your environment and that is cost effective where you live.
You may also consider reclaimed wood in order to keep your costs down even further. Research various options and find the right solution for you.