Choose Your DIY Pergola Kit

DIY Pergola Kits for Your Backyard Project

Do-it-yourself or DIY pergola kits can be a fun and rewarding way to complete your backyard home improvement project. In addition to the rewards of the accomplishment, you can also reap the benefits of a fresh air project and new outdoor hangout!

Wooden DIY Pergola - Big Kahuna

How to Enhance Outdoor Spaces With DIY Pergola Kits

DIY spaces come in different forms. Maybe the do-it-yourself part of the project is that you designed the space. Maybe you designed it AND you built it. Either way, DIYers like you know that there are many ways to make your vision a reality. And the same thing holds true with pergola kits. You may have done some research to learn about the many options available for DIY pergola kits.

Options for DIY Pergolas

There are a few simple decisions you’ll make when you’re choosing the DIY pergola plans for your project: style, size and material.

Pergola Style

Do you want a DIY patio pergola that provides a lot of shade, medium coverage or a more open design? Our standard pergola kits are made in varying levels of coverage and can be customized if the standard sizes and features aren’t a match for your project. From the open structure of our Melbourne pergola to the additional coverage provided by the Sombrero pergola, there’s a perfecWorking on a DIY Pergola Projectt choice for everyone. Compare coverage options for your pergola to choose the style that’ll work for your space.

Pergola Size

How large is the space you’d like to cover? Our standard DIY pergola kits are made in sizes ranging from 8×8 to 20×20. Review the sizes and dimensions needed for your space planning: overall tip to tip, outside post to post and inside post to post. Plan out your space for each of these measurements to determine the size you’ll need. Use our guide on how to measure a pergola for help.

Pergola DIY Project

Since each DIY pergola with a roof can be built with varying amounts of coverage and in many different sizes, from small 8×8 pergolas up to 20×20 pergolas, the size you choose depends on what you’re planning to create.

For our DIY pergola kits, the most popular pergola sizes are those that would fit a typical backyard or commercial setting, such as 8×8, 12×14, 12×16, 14×14, 15×15 or 20×20. You may find that your backyard project is a perfect match with one of those sizes!

Pergola Building Material

DIY pergolas can be built using a variety of materials. Two leading lumber materials for pergola components are western 

red rough sawn tight knot cedar and pressure-treated #1 southern yellow pine. We’ve been building quality wood pergola kits since 2008 with these top wood types. They offer high-quality wood that results in a sturdy, beautiful structure you’ll admire out in your backyard for years to come. Compare the pergola wood types for your DIY pergola project.

DIY Pergola on Patio

Consider all the aspects of your project when planning to incorporate a pergola into your backyard. The DIY pergola kit you choose depends on what you envision creating.

Pergola DIY Project Ideas

Many DIY projects incorporate a gazebo, trellis or pergola. It’s not surprising since there are so many uses for a patio cover like a pergola! If you like one of these pergola DIY project ideas, contact us for help finding the right size and style to make it happen in your outdoor space.

Create a Secluded Sitting Area

A simple sitting area can be beautified by adding an 8×8 pine Big Kahuna pergola or Fedora pergola to the existing patio. Tiles can be used to build decorative bases around the pergola posts.

Frame in an Outdoor Bar or Kitchen Area

A DIY pergola can be the border for your new outdoor bar and kitchen and a welcome cover from the sun. Pergolas can frame in any size space you envision for your backyard entertainment area.

Freestanding Do It Yourself Pergola

Building a pergola on top of an existing patio is one of the easiest ways to create DIY privacy. A freestanding wooden pergola is a low-maintenance way to provide shelter over your outdoor terrace and kitchen. Depending on your setup, a DIY pergola attached to your house can be another fantastic option.

Enhance an Empty Yard Space

Build a DIY pergola to completely transform your backyard space into your favorite place to hang out. Create landscaping that incorporates a beautiful pine pergola, stone fireplace and sitting wall.

Do It Yourself Pergola on Patio

You can spend hours cozied around the fire on a cool evening. Fall and winter are great times to entertain in an outdoor living room or dining room.

Get Started on Your DIY Pergola Project Now

Now that you’ve browsed through our DIY pergola kits, it’s time to choose yours and start upgrading your backyard. Our do-it-yourself plans will immediately transform your patio space into an inviting oasis at a DIY pergola cost you can afford. So, why not get started today and finally finish your backyard patio? Shop Pergola Depot and order one of our DIY pergola kits to create an outdoor escape that you can enjoy for years to come!