The Gorgeous Red Pergola

86 Pergola DIY Plans

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  1. 1) A Simple Deck Pergola with Plant Hangers
  2. 2) A Louvered Pergola DIY Plan
  3. 3) DIY Pergola Swing Plan
  4. 4) Plans for a Large Wooden Pergola
  5. 5) A Simple Pergola Project
  6. 6) That Backyard Pergola
  7. 7) Manly Pergola Plan
  8. 8) Attached to a House Pergola
  9. 9) “Beautiful Mess” Pergola Plan
  10. 10) The Garden Pergola
  11. 11) Kitchen Island Pergola Plan
  12. 12) The White Deck Pergola
  13. 13) The Stunning White Pergola
  14. 14) Patio Pergola with Charming Tendril Posts
  15. 15) The 15-Minute Pergola Plan
  16. 16) Sitting Area Pergola
  17. 17) Patio Pergola DIY Plan
  18. 18) Fancy Seating Area Under a Gray Pergola
  19. 19) The Ultimate Octagonal Pergola with Fire Pit and Swings
  20. 20) Classic Pergola Design
  21. 21) Vine-Covered Pergola
  22. 22) Lovely Green Pergola
  23. 23) Your Trellis, Arbor or Pergola Plan
  24. 24) Rustic Grape Vine Pergola
  25. 25) Pergola Swing #2
  26. 26) The Round Pergola Design
  27. 27) Simple Steel Pergola
  28. 28) L-Shaped Stunning Pergola
  29. 29) The Box Pergola
  30. 30) The Miniature Pergola Design
  31. 31) Garage Pergola
  32. 32) Simple Patio Pergola Design
  33. 33) The Square Pergola Plan
  34. 34) 10 x 10 Base Pergola Plan
  35. 35) Classic Pergola Design #2
  36. 36) Freestanding Pergola
  37. 37) The Pergola Shaded Sitting Area
  38. 38) A Walk-Through Garden Pergola
  39. 39) From the Ground Up Pergola
  40. 40) The Gorgeous Red Pergola
  41. 41) Vine-Covered Pergola #2
  42. 42) Plans for a Very Large Pergola
  43. 43) Backyard Pergola 2
  44. 44) Repurposed Doors Pergola Plan
  45. 45) The A-Frame Pergola Design
  46. 46) Lovely Backyard Dining Area Pergola
  47. 47) Curtained Pergola Plans
  48. 48) Pergola Columns Design
  49. 49) Red Pergola for a Comfortable Seating Area
  50. 50) Breezy White Pergola Plans
  51. 51) Basic Pergola Plan from DIY Network
  52. 52) Weatherly Pergola – Lattice and Seating Area
  53. 53) Modified Weatherly Pergola
  54. 54) Simple Pergola Design for Backyard Area
  55. 55) White Pergola Attached to the House
  56. 56) Easy Pergola Plan
  57. 57) Backyard Pergola on a Busy Neighborhood
  58. 58) Pergola for a Stone-Covered Patio
  59. 59) Stunning Backyard Transformation with a Pergola
  60. 60) Pergola with A Canopy From Lowes
  61. 61) Basic Pergola Plan You Can Do Today
  62. 62) Box-Type Pergola Design Plan
  63. 63) Free Pergola Design from Construct 101
  64. 64) The Sunset Pergola Kits
  65. 65) Presenting the Minimalist Pergola
  66. 66) A Weekend Pergola Project
  67. 67) The Patio and Planter Design Pergola
  68. 68) The Windsor Style Freestanding Pergola
  69. 69) Blueprints for a Freestanding Pergola
  70. 70) The Classic Red Pergola
  71. 71) The Pergola Patio Sketchup Design
  72. 72) 10 x 10 Freestanding Pergola Plans
  73. 73) Redwood Pergola Design
  74. 74) The Simple Backyard Pergola Plan
  75. 75) String Up Some Lights On this Pergola
  76. 76) 8 x 10 Redwood Pergola Plan
  77. 77) Basic Pergola Building Guide
  78. 78) Garage Door Trellis Plan
  79. 79) Patio Pergola Plans
  80. 80) Arbor Seat Plans
  81. 81) The BBQ Patio Pergola Plan
  82. 82) Pergola from Upcycled Wood
  83. 83) Rustic Woods Pergola Design
  84. 84) Classic Vineyard Pergola
  85. 85) Modern Classic Pergola
  86. 86) 8 x 8 Pergola Plan
  87. Conclusion

Spice up your backyard with a DIY pergola. A pergola is an outdoor structure used to provide shade to a pathway, sitting area or any area in your yard. This is usually a structure that stands independently from your home.

It could be made of any material but usually, it is constructed of 2×2 and 4×4 pieces of wood. It is possibly one of the easiest ways to update any yard; you only need a few hours setting up the post and assembling the pergola. Once you are done, you have yourself a quaint little spot where you can do almost anything.

Use a pergola to shield your lovely flowering plants. Place a few lounge chairs and you have an area fit for relaxing. Add a fountain and an outdoor rug and you got a meditation area or just a quiet place to read a book or sleep. Place a table, a few chairs and you have a breakfast nook.

You can also use a pergola to provide a little privacy and sunscreen besides your pool or as a part of a garden pathway. A pergola may also be a classy outdoor venue for parties, special gatherings, and outdoor events. Most outdoor party social venues have classy pergolas decked with curtains, lights, and flowers.

So are you ready to make your own pergola at home? Transform your regular backyard into a lovely oasis with any of these DIY pergola plans.    

We have 86 of the most popular pergola DIY plans listed here for you. Choose the one that will fit your needs and according to the style or lock that you wish to achieve. If you are new to woodworking and you are also new to using power tools then the best choice would be a simple pergola plan.

1) A Simple Deck Pergola with Plant Hangers

A Simple Deck Pergola With Plant Hangers

A pergola is a ersatile outdoor structure. It can be used to beautify your outdoor area and at the same time, serve a purpose. This can be used as a structure to shield plants from direct sunlight.

You can use a supports to hang aerial plants as well. This first pergola DIY plan is a simple one, with basic instructions on how to construct the pergola lower and upper supports.

2) A Louvered Pergola DIY Plan

A Louvered Pergola Diy Plan

This is a huge pergola plan project that measures 16 feet x 8 feet. This is has a louvered roof so it provides ample shade for your plants or for a breakfast nook. You can also install a louvered pergola along with a wooden walkway, deck or any wooden structure in your yard.

You don’t need to dig in the soil for a post for this pergola plan. The posts, as well as the center post, will be attached at the bottom of the floor joist if you are attaching this pergola to a deck.

This louvered pergola can be done in just a day. As long as you have all your materials and equipment ready, you can complete this project without breaking a sweat.×8-pergolas​/

3) DIY Pergola Swing Plan

Diy Pergola Swing Plan

A pergola is so versatile that aside from shielding you from the sun and a structure where you can hang your plants on, a swing also hangs in its center! Imagine all the hours of fun you’ll have with this project! If you have kids then this project is definitely something that you should consider.

4) Plans for a Large Wooden Pergola

Plans For A Large Wooden Pergola

Pergolas can be small for a swing or as large as a deck. You can make it as huge as you want it to be or just as simple as something to hang your plants on. This is a plan to construct a very large wooden pergola.

This can be a structure placed on your deck, near your pool, as the highlight of your garden or a venue for an event or party. But no matter what or how you want to use this pergola you will surely love its wide roof area with plenty of promising styles to create.

5) A Simple Pergola Project

A Simple Pergola Project

This is a simple pergola project plan that has many uses. It is almost half the size of the previous large pergola plan but has a variety of uses as well.

You can use this as a breakfast nook, a meditation area or a place where you can install plants, vines, aerial plants and more. And since this is a small project, you can bet that you are done in just a matter of hours.

6) That Backyard Pergola

That Backyard Pergola

Jazz up an outdoor space with a cool backyard pergola. This is not an ordinary pergola because it is tall enough to let the breeze in but it has crisscross beams on top to block out the sun better. You will find this pergola simple to do yet a bit complicated when it comes to design.

This is also a structure that is cemented on the ground so it’s guaranteed to stay strong even during high winds or a strong rain. Here is the plan to make this backyard pergola.

7) Manly Pergola Plan

Manly Pergola Plan

Let’s face it; pergolas are more on the girly side with gentle designs, classy accessories and dainty flowers and vines. But this pergola plan is different because the design is more box-like and a bit manly compared to other pergola designs.

Take note too that you won’t just be building a pergola but a deck as well. Here is a plan to construct a manly pergola for your garden or backyard.

8) Attached to a House Pergola

Attached To A House Pergola

A pergola may also be part of your house’s structure, or at least “seemingly” a part of your home when you use this house pergola plan. This is actually very simple to do because instead of having to make four posts, you only need to construct two. This kind of pergola has a lot of uses and is very versatile.

You can use this as an extension of your living room or dining room. This can also house your grill and outdoor dining furniture to create a lovely outdoor place to eat with your family.

9) “Beautiful Mess” Pergola Plan

Beautiful Mess Pergola Plan

Pergolas can look nicely done with perfect edges and trims but imperfection could also be beautiful. This is a pergola plan that will show you how to build a simple, not-so-perfect yet lovely place in your backyard.

See how bare wood and minimal accessories can also create a beautiful look?

Add hanging plants, a few outdoor accents and lights and you got a nice place to just contemplate and relax in your backyard. This is a pergola courtesy of “Beautiful Mess.”

10) The Garden Pergola

The Garden Pergola

This pergola could be a charming new structure in your backyard. However, it is not something for novice DIYers. The upper beams have been seamlessly cut at the ends to create an airy design. There are two large upper supports on each side of the structure while the posts have been buried in the ground for strength.

This is a garden pergola that has versatile uses. Because of its size, you can use this as an outdoor family relaxation area, a place for special events and a good place to install plants and garden knick-knacks. A detailed guide to making this pergola is found below.