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How to Build a Pergola | Mitre 10 Easy As

Published on Aug 22, 2013 2,894,652 views

Wanting to find out how to build a pergola? Here’s how to do it yourself. Wanting to find out how to build an arbor? You’re also in the right place, because whatever you call it, pergola or arbor, it’s the same thing – and putting one up isn’t as hard as you might think. This Mitre 10 Easy As guide will give you the right advice to get the job done.

A pergola, or arbor, is a great addition to any home. It can add some real character to your backyard, creating a pleasant, shady space to relax. You’ll get even more enjoyment from your pergola knowing that you built it yourself.

From marking out your area, to building the pergola structure, this step by step guide will show you how to build a pergola yourself. The design is for a free standing pergola measuring 3.5m x 3m and 2m high, but it’s easy enough to modify the dimensions to suit your site. Note – generally any structure over one metre high needs a building consent. So check with your local council about the applicable building regulations.

Watch “How to build a pergola” now, then come in-store to Mitre 10 for everything you need to get the job done. And make sure you check out the rest of the Mitre 10 Easy As guides at https://www.mitre10.co.nz. for more projects you can do yourself. Plus, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mitre10/and we’ll keep you up to date with news, special deals, prizes, and handy advice.

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  • A Lost One
    A Lost One 2 года назад Some men are so talented with a measuring tape all they need is a single blade of grass to run accurate measurements!
  • Joe Davis
    Joe Davis 1 день назад Can I use large deck screws to hold down the rafters? One on each side.
  • Humberto Garcia
    Humberto Garcia 4 месяца назад Great job! Well explained, a howdy from Texas.
  • KajunMs39
    KajunMs39 1 месяц назад (изменено) Looks awesome!! You had lost me at "Profiles with strangling", then lost me with that chainsaw action. Time to get me contractor for myself. :)
  • Barb jephson
    Barb jephson 2 года назад My husband used this video design and it was fantastic...he made 3 of them and he wasn't a builder...thanks very much for doing the video!
  • Wen Chen
    Wen Chen Год назад I will ask my husband to do this project this summer. Hope we can success also. :-)
  • Dom Loz
    Dom Loz Год назад Barb jephson
  • Dresses365daysayear
    Dresses365daysayear Год назад My husband is going to build one and we using this video as a guide...he's not a handy man...I can't wait 😊
  • freedomrest
    freedomrest Год назад If your a novice about to take on a project like this, don't watch this vid.This guy missed so many steps is pathetic.Get some GOOD advice especially in the post set-up and squaring.Otherwise you'll be very disappointed as well as pissed off with recuts.And wasted boards.EXPENSIVE wasted boards."RIGHT"......
  • Øllimations uwu
    Øllimations uwu 10 месяцев назад Wow Half of New Zealand wants to know how to build a pergola... Fair enough 😂
  • Batuhan Aktolgali
    Batuhan Aktolgali 2 месяца назад Øllimations uwu also killing people
  • Vincent Rejon
    Vincent Rejon 2 года назад What is this guy hooking his tape measure too in the grass? This guy is magic.
  • alvaro hernandez
    alvaro hernandez 2 года назад haha, exactly what I saw..... then, I realized he had a nail already in place..... bummer!
  • Vincent Rejon
    Vincent Rejon 2 года назад Dang I never saw the nail, way to ruin the magic for me. Lol
  • Matt Jolavar 2
    Matt Jolavar 2 2 года назад Vincent Rejon I
  • John Chow
    John Chow 2 года назад Here are some great woodworking plans that you can try out: HootWood. com
  • Aran
    Aran 2 года назад a nail is already sent in the grass before he used the spray can.
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    Danielle Topp Год назад Aran ed
  • Clayton J Beck III
    Clayton J Beck III Год назад I thought you guys just grew tough grass over there! :-)
  • Amarildo Brito
    Amarildo Brito Год назад Vincent Rejon telha. De lbrasilite
  • ladyhawke2323
    ladyhawke2323 Год назад He had to square his footings by crossing his tape and used stakes to do so. Otherwise you'd most definetely have a diamond shaped or out of square pergola.
  • Hfhh Hjgj
    Hfhh Hjgj Год назад Vincent Rejon b . K ugg
  • Greyson Jones
    Greyson Jones 11 месяцев назад This guy is a PHONY
  • Karl Baxter
    Karl Baxter 10 месяцев назад Vincent Rejon m
  • Tito Avila
    Tito Avila 10 месяцев назад Fun fuck
  • Tito Avila
    Tito Avila 10 месяцев назад Dum fuck 😂
  • Kit Carr
    Kit Carr 8 месяцев назад @ Vincent ... Donkey King was camouflaged for the job ...
  • Krissy Adams
    Krissy Adams 8 месяцев назад I was wondering rhe same thing! Only thing I can think is he preplaced nails for the video
  • Shaun Haira
    Shaun Haira 4 месяца назад @Vincent Rejon BG t
  • Luca Figueiredo
    Luca Figueiredo 3 недели назад Nails lmfaooo
  • Brandi Nicole
    Brandi Nicole Год назад I heard his voice and automatically thought Flight of the Concords. 🤣 Great video! He makes it look easy.
  • Mitre 10 New Zealand
    Mitre 10 New Zealand 5 лет назад Hi Karrina, If you wanted to put posts in your planter boxes to hold a pergola you would need a lot of concrete in the bottom of them, at least 450mm deep, so that would make your planters very high. You would also need to have drain holes through the concrete to allow water to escape, so all in all you could but it would look a little strange. It would be best to concrete posts into the ground the build your planters around the posts. Hope that helps. SR
  • Karrina Johnston
    Karrina Johnston 5 лет назад Hi there, thanks for the great video! I just wondered something, I want to build timber planter boxes, can I pour concrete in the bottom of them and add posts to build a pergola from there?
  • darrell Prince
    darrell Prince Год назад I'm amazed your 'followers' aren't higher! All your guys jobs are great! I know how to build all of your projects also being a carpenter but still love watching them all 👍
  • Dan Cunningham
    Dan Cunningham 6 месяцев назад Not gonna watch the Aussie Mitre 10 vids anymore, landed here by mistake. The Kiwi videos are heaps better and easier to understand. This Aussie bloke is well impressed. Go NZ!!!
  • munhoeo
    munhoeo 4 года назад Wont the rain+sun (contraction/expansion) damage the foot of the posts? Is there a way to better protect the posts, specially in the lower area? Cheers
  • PaulinXL
    PaulinXL 2 дня назад My goodness. If you screw up the measuring and cutting the rebate you’re gonna have to break the concrete.
  • Frederick Ippolito
    Frederick Ippolito 3 года назад Really good tutorial mate. Thanks, I may give a it a go after watching you build that nice pergola. Cheers and thanks for "all" your great videos. A fan from San Diego, CA
  • arsushka
    arsushka 5 лет назад Great video! Thanks for shearing it. Made me want to make one pergola for myself! 
  • nik lee
    nik lee 4 года назад i agree ;) how bout the next one , how to build a dick! 
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    Quyen Truong Неделю назад Hi mitre 10 how much you do the deck my house have about 18sq
  • the pro farmer
    the pro farmer Год назад Good job
  • OTC
    OTC 5 лет назад also did you use pressure treated lumber for this Pergola?
  • Mitre 10 New Zealand
    Mitre 10 New Zealand 5 лет назад Hi again, Yes, all the timber was at least H3.2 treated. In NZ, all timber that is treated is pressure treated. SR
  • OTC
    OTC 5 лет назад Thanks for answering my questions.
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