How to Build a Do It Yourself Pergola
If you want to make your own yard alot more classy and environmentally friendly, then the best thing to do is
create a pergola. Not only does it put in a intimate feel to almost any outdoor structure or place, the plants that
you can hang and the vines that you could let grow to it can also help in lowering that greenhouse effect that is
wreaking havoc to the earth. Here are the guidelines in constructing a do it yourself pergola.
Find the right place to construct your pergola. It is typically an independent framework from your home meaning
that it should be able to stand alone. This is the reason in choosing the right area; make sure that there’s going
to be area for the pillars.
After selecting the right area for your pergola, it is time to pre-plan where the pillars are going to be. The
length of the pillars from each other must be calculated effectively so that it could support the lattice but at
the same time, it won’t look like a little house due to too much pillars. It is advisable to have a look at several
pergola models and use the pattern that you want as a model
Once you have successfully mapped out the area of the pillars, its time to build the posts in these sites. The
post will function as the foundation of the pillar. Begin the process by digging up post holes that ought to be
deeper than three feet. Put the posts in the middle of the holes and then pour cement. Allow the cement to dry for
a few days and then put the pillars above these posts.
Attach the beams to the pillars securely. Just be sure you already have a beam design in mind prior to attaching
one so that you won’t have to rebuild it all over again. Also, make sure that the beams are connected firmly to the
pillars so that no matter what happens, the beams will always be connected to the pillars.
The last phase in creating a pergola is picking out the plants or vines that you're going to grow in the beams.
Be sure that you have selected your plants carefully by taking important factors into account like the insects that
these plants usually draw in.