Want a cool, well-lit space to relax on those lazy afternoons? Then invest in a pergola for your home. a percolated it is nothing more than a structure of columns and exposed beams and supported between them with the leaked ceiling. The preferred location for building a pergola is outside the house, such as gardens, balconies, backyards, corridors, swimming pools and even garages.
The spans between the ceiling beams, characteristic number one of the pergolas, make the perfect combination between shade and ventilation. For this reason, it is very common to use furniture such as chairs, armchairs and sofas to take advantage of the benefits that pergola offers in the best possible way.
Pergolas can be made of various materials, however the most traditional type is wood. The only care with regard to wood is to treat it properly to avoid wear caused by the sun, rain and insects, such as termites. Wood is a very durable material and can last for many years when well cared for.
With it it is possible to construct pergolas that go from the most classic models to the most daring. For a modern look bet on a glass cover, already for rustic designs, the climbing plants are ideal.
Even fruit plants such as vines or passion fruit feet are great options for the wooden pergola, in addition to highlighting the beauty of the place still present to the locals with fresh fruit. By the way, the pergolas, of Italian origin, were used in the past precisely for the support and cultivation of grapes. Only times later did they come to be included in decoration projects.
Bamboos are also an alternative for building pergolas. The cool thing about this type of material is that it gives the project a beach climate, vacation and relaxation. Bamboo is also very sturdy, as well as being a sustainable material.
Step-by-step to build a wooden pergola
In theory, building a wooden pergola is not so complex. Basically, the structure is formed by columns and beams arranged in parallel.
Among the most used types of wood for the construction of pergolas are eucalyptus, pinus, peroba, jatobá, demolition wood and bamboo.
Check below the step by step to make yourself a beautiful wooden pergola:
- First, buy the most suitable wood for your project. Do not forget to check if it has been treated to withstand rain, sun and possible pests. If not, arrange for it. Another important thing to note is whether the wood is bent or warped;
- Then take the measurements from where the pergola will be built. Ensure that the vertical bases are at least 8 cm² by 3 meters in length. The side bars (columns) should be 15 by 5 centimeters;
- Use string to mark the spot. The columns of the pergola should be placed on concrete shoes, buried preferably 60 centimeters deep. This will ensure that the pergola structure is firm and secure;
- The beams should be joined by a transverse strip. Repeat the process with all columns.
- Use thick bolts and a bubble level to ensure a 90 degree angle;
- Roof beams should be spaced 20 to 40 centimeters apart;
- All done, your pergola will be ready!
Picture 1 - Pergolado of wood with glass cover and soft illumination.
Picture 2 - Wood in the pergolado and the covering.
In this project, the wood pergola received a centralized coverage also of wood. The wicker chairs highlighted the rustic and cozy look of the balcony
Picture 3 - Glass coating the pergola of wood.
For this garden, the proposal was to make a pergola of covered wood and covered on the sides by glass. The spring plant did not resist the structure and clung to the glass. The combination of the materials left the slightly sophisticated rustic environment
Picture 4 - Good place for a bath.
Under the wooden pergola, the tub. On the sides, glass doors. And is not it a great place for a relaxing bath?
Picture 5 - Corridor under the wooden pergola: structure gives access to the internal area.
Picture 6 - Children playing in the shade of the wooden pergola.
Picture 7 - Wooden pergolado with minimum distance between slats.
The beams of this wooden pergola were positioned so as to leave as little distance between them as possible. The result was harmonious and gave a more modern face to the area leading to the garden. To make it even more charming, the pergola comes down the side
Picture 8 - Wood particleboard with well spaced beams and glass cover.
Picture 9 - Pergolado of wood to enlarge the internal area.
In this project, the wooden pergola had the function of enlarging the internal area of the house, joining it to the external area. The glass cover protects from rain and allows the passage of light
Image 10 - Wooden bench in combination with pergola.
Image 11 - Side curtains guarantee the privacy of the inner space of the pergola.
Picture 12 - Wooden deck in the same tone of the pergolado: unit between the floor and the ceiling.
Picture 13 - Pergolado de pinus: a structure for any moment of the day.
This pergola of wood allows the contemplation of the garden by day and night. For those who prefer the nightlife, the center of the pergola offers a bonfire
Picture 14 - For a modern environment, a pergola of wood with differentiated design.
Picture 15 - Wood perch creating a perfect shade for warm days.
Image 16 - Meals under the wooden pergola.
Imagine dine under such a pergola? Glass cover guarantees good times, rain or shine
Picture 17 - Facade of the house with wooden pergola.
Picture 18 - Between the bathroom and the garden, a wooden pergola.
Picture 19 - Set the decoration by matching the color of the furniture with the tone of the pergola wood.
Image 20 - Wooden pergola at the entrance of the house.
Picture 21 - Wood lining inside the house ends in a pergola in the hallway.
Image 22 - Charming room with wooden pergola.
The wooden pergola covers the outside and welcomes you in a cozy room. The brick wall, the wicker couch and the vertical garden wall leave this rustic and chic environment
Picture 23 - With beams only at the ends, this pergolado leaves the environment more clean.
Picture 24 - Modern facade with wooden pergola.
Picture 25 - Of fine and unequal beams, this pergola of wood contributes with the relaxed aspect of the environment.
Picture 26 - With a whole house of wood, the pergolado could not be different.
Image 27 - Wood perch is an option for traditional concrete slabs.
Image 28 - Pergolado of wood used in a traditional way.
Instead of composing the area under the house, this project innovated when using the wooden pergola in the upper part of the house. The result was a bold, modern and very beautiful look.
Picture 29 - Covering only the bench, this pergola one helps to compose the decoration in a discreet way.
Picture 30 - Pergolado of wood is a great demand for areas near the pool.
Picture 31 - Deforested wood perch for a modern style house.
Image 32 - Corridor with wooden pergola gives continuity to the vertical garden proposal on the wall.
Image 33 - Wooden pergola with checkered structure.
Image 34 - Corridor in pergola of wood accompanies who enters and leaves the house.
Image 35 - Wooden pergolado with different lighting.
Picture 36 - Pergolado built with metal columns and wooden beams.
Image 37 - A good way to use pergolas is to use them to house cars.
Picture 38 - Na gourmet balcony , a light wood pergola with glass cover.
Picture 39 - At the edge of the pool, the wooden pergola protects from the sun.
Picture 40 - Without the columns, this pergola of wood only has the beams supported in the structure of the house.
Picture 41 - Wooden pergola designed for moments of play and relaxation.
Picture 42 - Climbing plants covering the leaked pergolado ceiling: great way to create a fresh shadow.
Picture 43 - For each square, a position for the slats.
Image 44 - Green roof received a pergola structure similar to a gable roof.
Picture 45 - At the seashore, the pergolado of wood of drawn strips bring the necessary shade to enjoy the landscape.
Picture 46 - Giant voile curtains bring elegance to the wooden pergola: without doubt the environment impacts by size and sophistication.
Picture 47 - Simple but necessary: the wooden pergola is functional and of great aesthetic value to this project.
Picture 48 - Wooden pergolado makes the transition between the internal and the external environment.
Image 49 - Wooden pergolado in combination with other materials: stones, metal and concrete.
Picture 50 - The external box that forms the pergolado is of concrete, inside slats of wood.
Picture 51 - Wooden pergolado constructed with beams vertically and horizontally.
Picture 52 - Without pillars, this pergola of wood impresses by the boldness.
Picture 53 - Wooden pergolado creates a comfortable and light outdoor area.
Picture 54 - Wooden parchment with central opening.
Image 55 - Thick beams and columns leave this pergola with a strong and striking appearance.
Image 56 - Hanging plants change the look of the wooden pergola.
Image 57 - External area all in wood: floor, walls and ceiling.
Image 58 - Wooden pergola with a dash of glass.
Image 59 - Wooden pergolado brings sophistication to the area of modern style.
Image 60 - Futons are great options to decorate the area under the wooden pergola