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51 Free DIY Pergola Plans & Ideas That You Can Build in Your Garden

Why you might ask? This pergola is one that is meant to grow a vineyard on as well as provide shade.

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If there are, you may need to add more concrete to bring the level to within an inch of the surface. Remember to check that the post is plumb using a three foot level, as you go image 1 below. Brace the post with stakes.

To do this, attach a 1x4 to the side of the post with a single nail or drive screw. When you're satisfied, secure the free end of the brace to a stake driven into the ground. Set another brace at 90 degrees to the first. Continue this process to set the three remaining posts. Prepare the ready-mix concrete and fill the holes. You'll need roughly four bags for each hole. In a wheelbarrow, pour the ready-mix powder and slowly add water, mixing while you go. You'll need roughly six gallons of water to one pound bag.

But be careful not to use too much water, it could weaken the concrete. The consistency should be like peanut butter. When the concrete is ready, fill the hole to within an inch of the surface. This allows the concrete to expand and contract with weather changes. As you fill, use a broom handle, or shovel to "churn" the concrete to ensure that there are no air pockets image 2. Let the concrete set for 48 hours. It's a good idea to buy the beams and rafters precut to the size you need, so the only cuts you'll need to make will be at the decorative ends of the beams and rafters.

We cut a degree angle on the bottom end of each one. While the concrete footers are setting, prepare the support beams and rafters for installation. The support beams attach to the posts and carry the load of the structure. You will need two to four beams on each side. The rafters attach atop the support beams. In this project we are using nine rafters as the roof. After the concrete in the post holes has set, and the beams and rafters are cut, cut the tops of the posts to an even height.

The rafters on top will eventually add another six inches to the height. Each beam is two 2x8s fastened together on either side of a post - an inner and outer beam. Begin by resting the first 2x8 beam on-center over a pair of posts to make sure the overhangs are of equal length. Measure each as you go along. Take time to measure the overhang of each rafter carefully to keep the whole set in alignment.

Install the rafters by fastening each in place with two 5-inch galvanized drive screws at each end. The rafters on top will eventually add another six inches to the height image 1 below. Measure, mark then cut the tops with a circular saw. As you cut each post, you can use a 2x4 and a level to make sure all the posts are the exact same height. Measure each as you go along image 2. Secure each end of the beams to the top outside face of each post with two 4-inch screws to temporarily hold them in place.

Attach the rest of the beams in the same way. All that's left is to install the rafters and to permanently secure the beams in place with the bolts. We deliver most orders within 7 - 10 days, and aim to complete all orders within 30 days but this is dependent on your location and the current stock availability which can vary due to seasonal factors and raw material factors. Delivery Charges are calculated at checkout based on order value and postcode.

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