This tutorial to build a temporary pergola is perfect for a wedding, photo shoot, for some shade, or for your garden if you are okay with it not lasting forever.
My sister and I constructed it for our Thompson’s WaterSeal Bali Dream Deck to provide some romance and shade from the hot Bali sun.
- 2 Trellises (with double vertical construction)
- 1 Trellis
- 4 – 2 1/2″ wood screws
- Drill bit
Dry fit your trellis pieces together to create the pergola shape. Make note of where the top trellis intersects with the two side pieces.
Pre-drill holes through the top trellis piece at the four intersecting points.
Pre-drill holes into the top outer pieces of the vertical side trellises (where they meet the top trellis.) [Read more…]