How to build 8x10 feet simple Pergola for your backyard that you can grow Grape vine right next to it and it will eventually cover it for you and give you a nice shade.

Step 1: Materials & Sizes

Here is the list of material:

I suggest to use Redwood.

Item Size Qty
Post 4x4x8 4
Rafter 2x4x10 7
Beam 2x6x12 2
Hex Bolt 4x1/2 8
Washer 1/2 16
Nut 1/2 8
Cement Mix 60 lb 4
BEHR Premium Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish 1 Gal 1
Nails 16d 3 1/2  14
This turned out great! I've seen a couple <a href="http://vinylpatiokits2go.com/" rel="nofollow">vinyl pergolas</a> and I'm wondering how it would turn out compared to wood. I haven't decided what material I want to use but this is a good instructable regardless. Thanks for sharing!
I love it and have always wanted to build one. Definitely on my list of things when I get a house, haha. Well done. It looks great!
Very nice project and well done.

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