Modified Weatherly Pergola

Submitted by ColleenM on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 09:15

I've wanted a pergola for a long time. I liked some parts of the Weatherly Pergola, but needed some different aspects because of my deck, property and locale. I did some research, laid out a modified design and plan - and voila! Easy as pie - you just need 2 people (or more) because of the weight of the cross beams support. I did it myself using clamps, but I don't recommend it.
My current project is designing cabinets and a bar for an outdoor kitchen to go under the pergola! :D

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$500
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
all PT pine
Finish Used
I used the same exterior paint that I used on the house, so it would not appear as this large dark looming thing on an already dark deck. It's a Valspar exterior satin paint, watered down to be more like a stain and sprayed on (2 coats).
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner