Project Spotlight: Attached Pergola in Dublin, CA

Installation Time: 3 days

Cost: $3,800(material) plus (labor at $25/hr.)

Money Saved by DIY: Over $6,000

Stain Color: Sierra Redwood

Lumber Type: Redwood

Decorative Upgrades: Decorative Corner Braces

Project: Attached Pergola

“Building the pergola with the easy to follow plans took all the guess work out of the construction. Having the templates for the angels was really helpful. We finished in 3 days and I am really pleased with the custom look and how much money I saved by using DIYBackyardPlanning.com custom design plans service.” – Angelo from Dublin, CA

 

I decided to build a pergola to get more use out of our backyard deck during the really sunny months. I contacted 2 carpenters and a handy man to get a quote.

The carpenters quotes were $9,000 and $11,000 for design, material and labor. The handy man charges $25/hour but he was not confident in how we was going to design, cut and assemble the pergola. So I started doing research online and I came across DIYBackyardPlanning.com

I provided DIYBP a couple pictures of my deck and talked to the designer about what I envisioned. In less than a week I received 15 pages worth of detailed step-by-step plans. With the plans the handyman was now confident and agreed to work on the project with me. I went to my local lumber store and ordered all the material to be shipped to my house. Having the provided material list made ordering the lumber easy. I recommend ordering a little extra lumber in case you get bowed pieces or make cutting mistakes.

Building the pergola with the easy to follow plans took all the guess work out of the construction. Having the templates for the angel cuts was really helpful. We finished in 3 days and I am really pleased with the custom look and how much money I saved by using DIYBackyardPlanning.com custom design plans service. My daughters especially love being able to eat lunch comfortably under the pergola without the sun beating down on them.

I highly recommend DIYBackyardPlanning.com especially if you have a unique size space you are looking to cover.

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