358 Reviews
 
5
 
 
Diy Pergola
 
 
 

Diy Pergola

LifeStageHomeDesigns
358 Reviews

I cannot believe how easy this diy pergola was to build -- I thought it was going to be a nightmare but it actually turned out great! I am fairly handy when it comes to carpentry and basic home renovations, but I have never attempted something quite so large before.  So many of of the patio pergola ideas that we had been looking at were going to cost us an arm and a leg for a contractor to install, so I figured what the heck let me give this a try.  I thought that worst case scenario, we could call somebody to finish the job if it became more challenging than I had anticipated. I am thrilled to tell you that the project went really well, and I was able to complete it in just about a week (working on the weekend and in evenings).

 
 
 
 
 
 
Patio Design Software
 
Gazebo And Pergolas
 
 
 
 
275 Reviews
 
5
 
 
Pergola Designs
 
 
 

Pergola Designs

hardScaper
275 Reviews

Does anybody on here know how to create a diy pergola like this where the top is essentially a living roof?  After doing quite a bit of research, I have found a lot of simple pergola plans to construct the actual structure but I still am unsure how they got all of that greenery to grow up there.  Admittedly, I cannot tell if it is an extension of the tree or if it is vines (can anybody on here shed some light on that?) and I am sure that the answer will determine how I should begin filling in the roof area.  My second question is how greenery effects your pergola designs over time -- does it start to decay the wood or just it just get better and better over the years as the vines or branches or whatever take over?

 
 
 
 
 
 
Covered Patios
 
Backyard Patio Ideas
 
 
 
 
121 Reviews
 
1
 
 
Pergola Design Plans
 
 
 

Pergola Design Plans

distinctiveDesign
121 Reviews

For anybody with building expertise on here, I would love to know how feasible this photo would be as a diy pergola project? I am not a novice carpenter, but I have to admit that I have never built anything go this magnitude.  Based on some of the pergola design plans that I have already shown to our contractor, I know that this would be thousands of dollars to have somebody else build.  That is why I want to attempt it on my own.  I probably could not get as detailed on the columns (or who knows maybe I could pull it off with a router), but I am willing to make some design modifications in order to save some money.  It has been my wife's dream to have an outdoor pergola like this off of the kitchen and I want to deliver it to her by Mother's Day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Patio Enclosures
 
Small Backyard Patio Ideas
 
 
 
 
54 Reviews
 
2
 
 
Diy Patio Cover
 
 
 

Diy Patio Cover

mcHammaTime
54 Reviews

Most of my friends think that I am crazy to even consider trying to make a diy pergola in this design because it seems so large from the photos.  I was never one to shy away from a challenge though.  The bottom line is we need something more permanent and decorative than the fabric diy patio cover that we currently have, and I am definitely not spending ten thousand dollars to achieve it (thats what my contractor quoted me at).  Luckily my friend Josh is really good with building things and seems to have a good grasp on what is needed for the job.  Him and I have researched different types of pergola covers and what it takes to build each type, and I think that we are pretty well-equipped for the job.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Photos Of Decks
 
Patio Design Ideas
 
 
 
 
142 Reviews
Pergola Cover Ideas
 
 
 

Pergola Cover Ideas

signatureHomes
142 Reviews

if you have any reservations about building your own diy pergola, I have two words for you -- don't worry.  I was so surprised at how easy this project came together, even with my fairly limited carpentry experiences.  My wife and I really wanted to bring our outdoor patio designs to the next level both visually as well as in terms of functionality.  We wanted to add some decor to an otherwise boring brick patio and we also wanted to provide a shaded area that we could dine and just relax if it was drizzling out or just too sunny out to enjoy reading a book.  We had tossed around the idea of fabric pergola cover ideas, but I felt that it would only last for a few years and really wouldn't have the look that we wanted.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stamped Concrete Designs
 
Patio Landscaping
 
 
 
 
175 Reviews
 
3
 
 
Building a Pergola
 
 
 

Building a Pergola

Christine
175 Reviews

I am so proud of the diy pergola project that I just finished building in our backyard lounge area! Even though we decided not to do a full on roof on top of the thing, I thought that incorporating one of these cool modern pergola ideas back there would allow us to use that patio area a lot more because some of the sun would be blocked.  We talked to a few contractors and they quoted us a several thousand dollars to build the thing for us.  That was way over our budget so I said to myself that building a pergola could not possibly be that hard.  I will admit that I was a little bit scared that I would come to rue the day that I said those words but, after all is said and done, the project really was not that hard to complete. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Next Page >
 
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
Interior Design Software
Bathroom Design App
Kitchen Design App
Cabinet Design App
Room Design App
Outdoor Design Software
Landscape Design App
Deck Design App
Patio Design App
Pool Design App
Garden Design App
Home Design Software
AutoCAD
Architecture Softare
Building Design App
Blueprint Design App
House Drafting Software
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
KITCHEN
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Design Ideas
Makeovers
Remodel
Paint Colors
Cabinets
Countertop
Island
Backsplash
Flooring
Lighting
Outdoor Kitchen
KITCHEN DESIGN
Large Kitchen
Small Kitchen
KITCHEN STYLES
Contemporary
Country
French Country
Modern
KITCHEN CABINETS
Cabinet Ideas
Cabinet Colors
Modern Cabinets
White Cabinets
Cabinet Refacing
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
BATHROOM
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Colors
Design Ideas
Makeover
Remodel
Renovations
Master Bathroom
Small Bathroom
Tiles
Cabinets
Shower
Fixtures
Vanities
Bath Tub
Flooring
Lighting
Storage
BATHROOM DESIGN
Accessories
Decorating
Paint Colors
Wall Tiles
BATHROOM STYLES
Contemporary
Modern
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
BEDROOM
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Master Bedroom
Small Bedroom
Kids Bedroom
Boy's Room
Girl's Room
Nursery
Closet
BEDROOM DESIGN
Decorating Ideas
DIY Makeover
Furniture
Paint Colors
BEDROOM STYLES
Modern
Contemporary
Country
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
LIVING ROOM
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Great Room
Small Room
Dining Room
LIVING ROOM DESIGN
Paint Colors
Wall Art & Decor
Furniture
Modern Design
Contemporary Design
Decorating Ideas
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
OTHER ROOMS
3D Design Tool
Basement
Dining Room
Home Office
Sunroom
Garage
Man Cave
INTERIOR DESIGN
Small Room
Paint Colors
Wall Art & Decor
Furniture
Modern Design
Contemporary Design
DIY Decorating
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
PAINT COLORS
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Living Room
Dining Room
Boy's Room
Girl's Room
Baby's Room
Exterior Colors
DESIGN & DECOR
Popular Wall Colors
Modern Colors
Feng Shui Colors
Paint Color Matching
PAINT BRANDS
Behr
Benjamin Moore
Glidden
Sherwin Williams
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
OUTDOOR IDEAS
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Patio
Deck
Landscaping
Garden
Swimming Pool
Backyard
Front Yard
Front Porch
Driveway
Walkway
Furniture
EXTERIOR HOUSE
House Colors
House Siding
Roof
Small Homes
DESIGN STRUCTURES
Arbor
Fire Pit
Gazebo
Greenhouse
Outdoor Bar
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor Storage
Pergola
Screened in Porch
Shed
Sunroom
Veranda
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
DECK
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Design Ideas
Small Decks
Large Decks
Deck Lighting
Backyard Deck
Front Porch
TYPES OF DECKS
Wood
Composite
Covered Deck
Patio Deck
Pool Deck
Screened In
DECK DESIGN
Lighting
Paint & Stain
Colors
Railings
Fencing
Balusters
OUTDOOR DESIGN
Furniture
Arbor
Gazebo
Fire Pit
Outdoor Bar
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor Storage
Pergola
Sunroom
Veranda
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
PATIO
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Design Ideas
Small Patio
Large Patio
Patio Lighting
TYPES OF PATIOS
Covered Patio
Front Porch
Garden Patio
Patio Deck
Pool Patio
Screened In
OUTDOOR DESIGN
Furniture
Arbor
Gazebo
Fire Pit
Outdoor Bar
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor Storage
Pergola
Sunroom
Veranda
PATIO COVERS
Types of Covers
Awning
Retractable
Canopy
Umbrella
PATIO MATERIALS
Types of Patios
Brick
Concrete
Paver Stone
Outdoor Tiles
Stamped Concrete
Stone
Wood
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
LANDSCAPING
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Front Yard
Backyard
Small Yards
Garden
Patio
DESIGN IDEAS
Edging
Japanese
Lighting
Retaining Wall
Rocks
Shrubs & Bushes
Stone
Trees
Waterfall
DO IT YOURSELF
Cheap Landscaping
DIY Makeover
SHRUBS & BUSHES
Bushes
Evergreens
Flowering
Hedges
Plants for Shade
Shrubs
TYPES OF TREES
Cherry
Citrus
Dwarf
Evergreens
Fast Growing
Flowering
Japanese
Maple
Ornamental
Palm
Privacy
Small Trees
Weeping
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
GARDEN
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Flower Garden
Herb Garden
Fruit Garden
Greenhouse
Hydroponics
Indoor Garden
Raised Bed
Vegetable Garden
DESIGN IDEAS
Backyard Garden
Front Yard Garden
Exotic Garden
Edging
Japanese
Organic
Small Garden
Vertical Garden
Water Garden
GARDEN PLANTS
Flowers
Herbs
Fruit Garden
Vegetables
Shrubs & Bushes
Trees
Dwarf
Lilacs
Perennials
Strawberry
GARDEN DECOR
Lighting
Decorations
Canopy
Containers
Fence
Planters
Statues
 
<
BACK
X
CLOSE
SWIMMING POOL
Photo Gallery
3D Design Tool
Above Ground
In ground
Small Pools
Fiberglass
Pool Deck
Pool Patio
Pool House
Furniture
Solar Heater
Installation