We have completed our backyard patio makeover, and I can’t believe we waited so long to build a pergola. We desperately needed to provide some shade to a space that wasn’t originally very enjoyable because of the constant full sun overhead. The pergola that we built now provides an open invitation to create and design an outdoor living space, and it’s my top recommended DIY pergola for your backyard.
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Wait Until You See How Easy This Pergola Was To Build!
This DIY pergola project is sponsored by and in collaboration with, TojaGrid. A modern DIY patio furniture set that makes entertaining in smaller spaces easy. TOJAGrid is offering Farmhouse 1820 readers and followers a promotional code and a 10% discount on all regular priced orders. Promo code: FARMHOUSE1820 .
For the past 6 summers at least, I have wanted to build a pergola. As I mentioned above, our outdoor patio receives full sun all day long, so basically you’re out there baking and squinting your eyes rather than enjoying yourself and the outdoors.
My vision was for the pergola was to have clean, modern lines that could counterbalance our 203-year-old home. I love mixing old and new and the pergola design compliments the old farmhouse beautifully.
My TOP Recommended DIY Pergola For Your Backyard
When Sean and I go to tackle a big DIY project, we’re always hoping the build will be on the easier side. More often than not, this isn’t the case. HOWEVER, TojaGrid’s DIY pergola is super easy to build. I kid you not!
Our pergola is the double pergola for 6″x6″ posts, which includes all of the brackets and footings, which are super high quality, very strong and are weather resistant. All we had to do was buy the 6″x6″ beams for the main structure, and the wood boards to create the rafters that fit in over the top. I stained all of the wood with this black stain.
How To Build A High Quality DIY Pergola Easily
This kit combines beauty and strength and creates a captivating retreat in your backyard.
To build this beauty, all you have to do if slide the beams inside the brackets. The minimum amount of people you need to help put this together is 3. I do recommend 5-6 helpers for this build, as the beams are heavy and cumbersome to lift over your head and put in place. Once the beams are fitted in the brackets, use the screws provided to secure.
For the rafters on top, there is a little math involved. To keep equal distance and to ensure symmetry, we found that the space between each board needed to be 13 1/2 inches. We secured the provided brackets on the top of the pergola beam and slide each board into the brackets on both sides. Then, screwed the board into the bracket to secure.
Seriously, this DIY pergola was that easy to build, and this is why TojaGrid is my top recommended DIY pergola.
Why I Stand By TojaGrid
Here are the reasons why I stand by TojaGrid:
- All of their products are superior quality.
2. Simple approach to style and design
3. Their modular pergola and bracket system accommodates any size, space or budget
4. It’s a beautiful product that will last the test of time.
Don’t forget that TojaGrid is awarding all of my readers 10% off of your order. Enter code FARMHOUSE1820 for the savings!
Don’t Forget The Accessories!
TojaGrid also offers DIY furniture kits as well as the most amazing cushions, which are very substantial and very comfortable.
Along with our pergola, we also got the Modern Muskoka 4 Piece Sofa Set that Sean and I built in less than an hour! We created an outdoor living room on one side and a dining area on the other. Click the button below to see how we built the DIY furniture in 45 minutes!
If you are looking to build a pergola for your backyard area, I highly, highly recommend TojaGrid pergola kits. Again, it’s superior quality product and looks so high end!
Don’t forget to use the promo code FARMHOUSE1820 for 10% off!