How to Build a Basic Square Pergola
My family and I love to spend time outdoors but in the summertime I worry about protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. So in order to do that, I not only slather on the sunscreen but also look for a shady place for us to play or relax.
Pergolas are a fantastic way to add a bit of dappled shade to your outdoor playing and seating areas. You can even modify them to provide more shade by attaching an awning or training climbing vines on them to block out some more of the sun’s rays. Here’s a tutorial on how to build a basic pergola so that you can make yourself your own shady respite.