Did You Build a Pergola?

Copyright image: A fantastic attached lean-to pergola adapted from the step-by-step attached pergola plans.

To build a pergola is quite an achievement. How did you get on? Whether simple or elaborate, self-build or pergola kit, we're dying to find out!

  • Was it fun, scary, rewarding?
  • Did you feel a great sense of achievement?
  • Did you have a particularly good tool that you'd like to recommend?
  • What was the best moment of your build, either during or after?
  • Has it made a difference to your garden?
  • Has it made a difference to your life?! Tell us how.
  • Have you been showing all your friends and family? (I know I did!)
  • Do you have some great pictures that you can share?

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The attached lean-to pergola above was built by John.  What a fantastic job he's made of it!

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It's great to tell others of our achievements; the pride we feel, and how it has made a difference to our lives.

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Help them to have the confidence to take the bull by the horns and give it a try. It's often all that is needed to inspire someone. After all, you have been there and done it.

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DIY Pergola Stories

Click on the links below to see other great stories about how other people built their own pergolas...

Alan's Patio Pergola 
We wanted a more shady place on our patio, so with the help of your plans we amalgamted a few of the designs and built this. All made from green oak, …

My Asian Style Pergola (Almost!) 
I purchased the Asian Style Pergola plan from this web-site and it is well worth the money. You do have to read it a few times to fully understand …

Our Quiet Spot In The Garden 
We have a dining room that opens out on to hard standing which although nice on its own needed a bit of smartning up. If you opened the doors when it …

Nik & Helen's Corner Pergola 
We built our pergola using the corner pergola plans, just adjusted the measurements to fit the space. As our ground is full of massive rocks we couldn't …

Tips For Building Your Corner Pergola  
Firstly, the work hurdles as I saw them.. • I had a really bad and unproductive corner of the garden to fill but the corner is not a …

Proud Pergola Owners 
We were very impressed by the plans on your website and sent off for the Asian Pergola plans. We have an excellent carpenter who followed them to …

A Rose Arch for the Mother-In-Law! 
Hello All, My name's Rob and I would like to share with you a garden project I just recently finished. Having completed building the Hexagonal Pergola …

These Pergola Plans Really Are For Beginners! 
So when my wife came back from the garden center and asked if I could build a pergola for the garden, I said “Sure, no problem, when the weather gets a …

How to Take Care of Your Hot Tub 
Maintaining your hot tub is similar to maintaining your swimming pool, in fact some of the same techniques are used. Here useful tips you can follow …

Capturing the Sun! 
I am a bit of a DIYer and like to turn my hand to things so when the pergola idea took hold I needed to find a starting point - and hey presto - 'Pergola …

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John's Attached Pergola Lean-to 

John's pergola is a fabulous example of a DIY pergola made from the step-by-step plans!

Rob's Hexagonal Pergola Construction Video

This is Rob's 'tongue in cheek' look at how his 2 1/2 year old son, Hiromu, masterminded and built the pergola in their garden in Japan!

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