Installation Information

These instructions provide you with step by step instructions for your do-it-yourself pergola kit. Read the complete pergola installation instructions for the pergola kit you purchased before beginning so you can get a feel for what you’ll be doing. You can also view our helpful Pergola Installation Videos that will take you through the entire pergola building process from start to finish. If you take your time and follow these instructions, you can do it. We have faith in you! If you decide to have your pergola kit professionally installed, you can check our Pergola Installer Directory to see if there is an installation contractor available in your area.

If you have any questions we’re only an email or phone call away. Call: 1-877-563-0002 or email us at: info@pergoladepot.com


The Big Kahuna Assembly Instructions

The Big Kahuna Pergola Kit

We have been in the business of constructing pergolas for years, and have perfected this design to make it a strong and lasting pergola that will stand the test of time for years to come. The Big Kahuna Pergola Kit is our signature pergola kit, combining strength, style and maximum coverage.  Using 6×6 posts, 2×8 double beams, 2×8 rafters (every 12 inches) and 2×2 top slats (every 6 inches).  Standard sizes 8×8 to 20×20. Custom sizes available.

Big Kahuna Freestanding Pergola Kit

Big Kahuna Attached Pergola Kit

If you are installing this kit on a concrete patio or on top of concrete footers, we advise that you use 6X6 Galvanized post bases on each post secured with 5/8” red head concrete anchors, which can be purchased from us or your local hardware store. You will need some additional tools for this. There are instructions and videos on how to install them included here, or watch our videos on our Youtube channel.


The Sombrero Assembly Instructions

The Sombrero Pergola Kit

The Sombrero pergola kit is the perfect backdrop for any outdoor living space, and fits in just about any backyard or garden setting. This easy build pergola creates a beautiful space to relax with a drink after a long hard day’s work. The Sombrero works perfectly over top of a hot tub.

The Sombrero is our Big Kahuna design, using 4×4 posts, double 2×6 beams, 2×6 rafters and 2×6 top slats. Standard sizes 8×8 to 20×20. Custom sizes available.

Freestanding Sombrero Pergola Kit

Attached Sombrero Pergola Kit

If you are installing this kit on a concrete patio, we advise that you use a 4×4 Galvanized post base on each post secured with ½” red head concrete anchors which can be purchased from us or your local hardware store. You will need some additional tools for this. There are instructions and videos on how to install them included here, or watch a video on our Youtube channel.


The Fedora Assembly Instructions

The Fedora Pergola Kit

The Fedora Pergola Kit is a very simple pergola, yet sleek and stylish. This pergola is perfect when the object is to make an open outdoor space feel more like an outdoor room. You can put it over a spa, a fire pit, or even an outdoor kitchen.

The Fedora has a timeless, open design using 4×4 posts, double 2×6 beams, 2×6 un-notched rafters and 2×2 top slats.  Standard sizes 8×8 to 16×16. Custom sizes available.

Freestanding Fedora Pergola Kit

Attached Fedora Pergola Kit

If you are installing this kit on a concrete patio, we advise that you use a 4×4 Galvanized post base on each post secured with ½” red head concrete anchors which can be purchased from us or your local hardware store. You will need some additional tools for this. There are instructions and videos on how to install them included here, or watch a video on our Youtube channel.


The Brim Assembly Instructions

The Brim Pergola Kit

The Brim makes a perfect border pergola when installed between the edge of a deck and garden, or used as a trellis over a walkway.

A beautiful trellis like structure, perfect for the edge of a garden, patio or deck.  Standard sizes 4 to 20 feet. Custom sizes available.

Brim Pergola Kit


The Visor Assembly Instructions

The Visor Pergola Kit

The Visor pergola kit is a perfect wood awning for that big empty wall above a slider, window, French door, or even a garage door.

Our pergola style awning, enhances the look of your windows and door openings.  Standard sizes from 3 to 12 feet, using 2×8 beams, 2×6 rafters and 2×2 top slats. Custom sizes available.

Visor Pergola Kit


Installation Videos

Big Kahuna & Sombrero Installation Videos

Post Mounting Hardware Installation Video

Post Base Trim Installation Video

Post Footing Installation Instructions

This video is courtesy of Quickrete. In the video it shows adding the pergola post mounting hardware while the concrete is wet, but if you buy the mounting hardware from us, you will be adding it after the concrete is completely dry.

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