Pergola Overtown

Pergola Overtown.
So what’s stopping you?
Yes, these spectacular garden structures can be easy to build, but it’s those niggly little uncertainties, isn’t it – what size of wood to use – how to fix it into the ground – where to find materials – whether to buy a ready-made manufactured pergola kit instead? The list gets longer and longer…
Don’t let these small details put you off. Once you know which size bolts to use and the length of wood you’ll need – or where to find the pergola kit you’re dreaming of – it’s fairly plain sailing. You could easily have one of these gorgeous features in your garden in no time at all.

Pergola Overtown.
DIY or Manufactured Kits
If you feel that you would like all the cutting and measuring done for you, take a look at some of the wonderful pergola kits available in wood, metal and vinyl.
I’ve tried to include the best pergolas kits across a range of price points, to help you make your choice, introducing new ones, where possible, as they come onto the market. There are so many to choose from that you are sure to find one that is perfect for your garden.
Pergola Overtown.
Adapting the Free Pergola Plans
The example design is just that, an example, with easy to change elements to suit your own unique style preferences and situation. Simple or elaborate, large or small, build it as you wish!
The free pergola plans will still work for any shape or size, even if the look is significantly different – using thicker wood, making rafter tails longer, changing the shape of the structure and the decorative rafter tail ends, having rafters running in only one direction and closer together, using a raised rafter style, or having rafters sitting fully on top of the supports. There are so many things you can do.
See Adapting The Plans for more ideas and details.
Here is one that has been adapted from the free pergola plans, with raised rafters, and purlins for extra shade…

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