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How to Build a Pergola

Looking to create a cool, relaxing environment for backyard entertaining this summer? Try building a vine-covered cedar pergola to shade your wood deck using beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. Then, share your photos here! And don't forget to enter the Real DIY Contest for a chance to win!!!

from Better Homes and Gardens

Best Exterior Color Schemes

Go Whimsical in Your Color Approach. Teal front door and gray grey exterior on house home. (IDEA for front porch)

from Better Homes and Gardens

Pretty, Inspiring Pergola Ideas

Deck Pergola to partly shade a large gathering space, design a pergola that spans the space's dimensions. Gently arched beams topped with 2x2s form the roof over this freestanding 8x8-foot deck. Lattice panels enclose the lower sides. Such a pretty place to spend some time!