If you ever wondered to build pergola, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can build your own. Make sure that you have a space for a pergola; pick a spot in your outdoor space that would look great with a pergola and provide enough room outside of it. Figure out which one would look best in your space and that you like the most. Pay attention to rafter beam shape and the curve of the roof.
Once you have decided on the type of pergola that you want, get the materials; sturdy wood is looks great and will withstand pressure and weather damage. Figure the dimensions and begin cutting and shape the ends of the rafters; if you are building the pergola on cement then you will want to use metal cores and foundations to keep it stable. Once your pergola is up and supported, make a concrete mixture and pour it into each of the four holes to keep it secure and prevent it from sliding out the place or getting damaged. And now let’s have a look at these 47 creative pergola design ideas to inspire you below.