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Pergola Paradise


JGerrits
JGerrits
JGerrits
JGerrits

This was the first DIY project for my wife and I in our new home. Our goal was to create a relaxing oasis in our backyard to enjoy sunny days and warm nights. The sectional for the deck proved to be our biggest challenge due to all the angled cuts but we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Our Ryobi sliding compound mitre saw and drill/impact driver kit were essential to getting the job done. Our friends and family cannot wait to hang out in our backyard this summer!

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  • Nicely done! The built in sectional is super cool.
    By grover959, on May 30, 2017
    • Thank you! My wife and I are very proud of this project.
      By JGerrits, on May 31, 2017

  • Oh wow, nicely done all the way around. The subdued lighting is the perfect touch.
    By ChefEvans, on June 1, 2017
    • Thanks, have to give my wife all the credit for the design and lighting choices!
      By JGerrits, on June 2, 2017

  • What type of wood did you use, and where did you get the idea/plans for this project? BTW, it's very, very nicely done! Congrats to you and your wife for the design & lighting touch.
    By PARA45, on June 3, 2017
    • Thank you! We used brown pressure treated lumber and the design for the pergola was a replication of a pergola we saw while on vacation in collingwood. The bench was an adaptation of an Anna White design.
      By JGerrits, on June 3, 2017

  • First project?! Well done, it looks awesome. The lights are a great touch!
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 5, 2017

  • can you please tell us the materials needed. Thanks
    By Andria Taylor, on July 12, 2017

  • Love it :)Very nice and clean..I just signed up sorry guys...are there any plans to download for this project?
    By OBI VAN RYOBI, on July 19, 2017

  • so awesome
    By JDMrolla, on September 7, 2017

  • so awesome
    By JDMrolla, on September 7, 2017

  • looks great, very inviting and relaxing.
    By Urchin, on February 10, 2018

  • Love this.
    By rubymy07, on February 11, 2018

  • Wow! This is incredible.
    By Kwhitt, on February 11, 2018

  • Wow that looks really good. My wife wamts one in out back year this year.
    By Rob lowe, on February 12, 2018

  • What an amazing outdoor living space!
    By ping7904, on February 12, 2018

  • I absolutely love this! I can’t wait to build ours in our garden
    By mark092777, on February 12, 2018

  • Beautiful space! Well done!
    By lljtlj8, on February 12, 2018

  • Beautiful!
    By Rgprazak, on February 12, 2018

  • Oh my goodness, I love this. What an awesome job y'all did.
    By carla9359, on February 13, 2018


  • Bee-yoo-tee-full! Fabulous job guys! The whole project is just amazing! This is a dream that I have had for my backyard for years! Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me to seriously add this to my future project plans. Thanks for showing me that something I thought unachievable can be accomplished one piece of lumber and post at a time!
    By Peppers&PowerTools, on March 7, 2018

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Pergola Paradise

by JGerrits
May 19, 2017
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This was the first DIY project for my wife and I in our new home. Our goal was to create a relaxing oasis in our backyard to enjoy sunny days and warm nights. The sectional for the deck proved to be our biggest challenge due to all the angled cuts but we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Our Ryobi sliding compound mitre saw and drill/impact driver kit were essential to getting the job done. Our friends and family cannot wait to hang out in our backyard this summer!