DIY Steel Wire Pergola - on the Cheap!

$80
2 Days
Easy

I couldn't afford to make a nice wooden pergola, but wanted something to grow jasmine up - and provide us a little shade! Here is what I came up with..
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
I used two wooden posts bought at the local hardware
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
Cemented them into the ground about one meter down (actually I didn't do this our local handyman did!)
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
Made a couple of notches - as you can see by dads diagram! to wrap the galvanized steel wire around the posts
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
Added two wall plates onto the side of the house for the wire and used 2 clips per fixing (one not pictured)
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
I used two tension turnbuckles on each side to get really good tension in the wire
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
Once the steel wire was up and round the outside, I strung heavy duty garden wire over the top for my jasmine to grow over (hopefully!)
diy steel wire pergola on the cheap, decks, diy, outdoor living
And after a couple of months, here it is starting to grow over the wire!
I would usually put this on my usual blog, but I have started another blog about my gardening trials and triumphs (not so many of those unfortunately!) in case you are interested! http://desertnest.blogspot.ae/
Hayley@ TheDesertNestDubai

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