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How to Build a Backyard Pergola: Simple DIY Woodworking Project Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, by Rick Peters. Here's a structure that won't provide shelter, so, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and out at the same time. The structure is called a pergola, and it's just the thing to bring backyard landscaping to life.
One trendy landscaping feature that many people are getting for their outdoor areas, are Pergolas. This infographic takes a look at pergolas from how they are made and the best materials to choose as well as the many different types of pergolas.
Terrace Sitting Room - This West Vancouver yard is divided into distinct living spaces, like this cosy sitting area. Make a vignette like this more intimate by adding an arbour overhead. Remember that backyards don't always have to be swathed in grass. Instead, create an inviting terrace like this one with a Pennsylvania bluestone floor. This way, plants and flowers take centre stage without competing with green grass. Also, choose simple patio furniture to keep a garden from looking too busy.