The above pergola design is a little different than most. Most pergola tops are parallel boards sitting on their side. The above is a checkered wood frame with some squares using lattice woodwork. If you’d like more shade, you could place lattice woodwork in every square.
Pergolas are fairly easy to construct, are pleasing to the eye and offer a little shade while not totally obstructing the sun.
My favorite use of a pergola is to use it as a way to add more greenery to the deck by
The example above is a large Pergola that covers the entire deck area, but you can also build decks where the pergola is restricted to only a part of the deck.
If you wish to build a deck with a pergola, help yourself to our free plans/blueprint below.
Otherwise, you can click the images below to enlarge them.
If you’re looking for a different deck, check out all of our free deck plans here.
Pergola Deck Framing
Top View of Pergola
Stairs from Deck
Tools and Materials
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