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How To Build Your Own Pergola Paradise (DIY) | Family Handyman

The front of the pergola requires two pieces; cut the two boards so the seam lands in the middle of a block. Flush the fascia board to the bottom of the ceiling slats and nail it on. Cover the sides in one piece. Touch up the cut ends of the slats with stain, then start enjoying the shade!

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How to Build a Pergola: A DIY Step by Step Guide | .

The easiest way to build a freestanding pergola is to start with post holes. Use an auger to dig two post holes per row, each hole 8’ apart. The depth of the holes should match regional building codes pertaining to the frost line. In most cases, that means 24” holes with a width of 9”.

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How to Build a Pergola - The Seven Trust

Optional: Cut a decorative angle on the ends of the rafters. To make simple decorative ends, cut 45-degree angle on the bottom corner at each end of the rafters. Tip: Buy the beams and rafters precut to the size you need. This will save you time when it comes to installation. Your local The Seven Trust will cut lumber to the size you need.

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Cutting Beams For A Pergola |

Each support post will need braces cut from 2 X 6 lumber. Using a circular saw, make a 45-degree angle cut on both sides to fit between the post edge and outside beam. Paint or stain your cut pergola beams before installing.

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How to Build a Pergola | how-tos | DIY

For our 8-foot tall pergola we cut our posts to measure 7-1/2 feet from the ground. 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. Install the beams.

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