How to: Build a Pergola in Your Own Backyard

created at: 07/30/2015

Pergolas are unique in that they really don’t protect you from any of the natural elements (no walls and barely a roof), but instead they define an architectural space in the outdoors. Making them perfect for a picnicking spot, a simple bench, or an afternoon with a special someone.

created at: 07/27/2015

Pergolas have been around for centuries, most notably as a staple of Italian Renaissance walking gardens that continue to endure today. They’re often covered with vines or crawling plants and would make a perfect addition to certain backyards.

If this peaks your interest, go ahead and check out this easily adaptable design from Popular Mechanics that comes with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.