This Old House

DIY Arbors and Pergolas

Tom Silva

DIY Arbors and Pergolas

Arbors and pergolas are beautiful wooden structures that help create the feeling of an outdoor room that's like an extension of a homeowner's living space. And they are well within reach as a project for most DIYers. Get tips on how to build a pergola or arbor in your own backyard. Learn about the differences between the two and find out what materials you should use for this project.