Instructions for Garden Pergola/Arbor for Under $20

6 Hours
Step by step for building this free standing pergola/arbor. You can use longer 2x4s if you want to cement in ground if you are in a windy area. It is heavy enough to stand on its own but if you have children or rambunctious pets you may want to anchor it or cement it in. Have fun and this is an amazing project to do My Pergola is still up 2 years later and has aged beautifully Be sure to visit my other projects on Hometalk and on my blog @
Summer 2015- 2 years later
After cutting all 4 2x4s 7ft in length, measured where I wanted inside bracing (1x6 pickets) and traced outside edges of picket to notch out where the bracing goes for a professional look
The Garden Frog with C Renee
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  • Rachel Rachel on Mar 19, 2016
    Whats the dimensions of this? Height, width, and depth.

  • Pop Wahl Pop Wahl on Aug 28, 2016
    Where are the step by step instructions?

  • PairsNPaint PairsNPaint on Jun 10, 2017
    The link to Garden Frog for the instructions no longer exists. Is there another place to find them? Thank you!

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