Friday, March 30, 2012
The idea to build your own pergola is great, as long as you are confident in your ability to draw and/or follow pergola plans and have some basic woodworking and construction skills. But, if the idea of such a do it yourself project is not appealing, then perhaps you should look into purchasing a pergola kit. While this is a more expensive route to take, you can find pergola kits that are not cost prohibitive at all.
The advantage to a pergola kit is that much of the assembly and all of the measuring and cutting has been done for you. You will still need to spend about one day with a friend to assemble and install the pergola, but there are complete instructions included and all you will need is a ladder, drill, leveler and measuring tape. This would be a much simpler project for you to tackle.
For instance, the Luxor Pergola Kit pictured above can be found in the main Pergola Kit store selection. This kit which features some very lovely post trim pieces to provide a more elegant style is less than two thousand dollars. When you order a pergola kit, you tell the manufacturer how you intend to secure the posts and they will include the proper hardware necessary to fit your needs.
Whether you choose to build your own pergola or you purchase one of the many pergola kits or accessories available, the ultimate goal is the same. A pergola adds style, ambiance, and shade cover to any outdoor space and is something you will enjoy for years to come.