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Making your own Pergola from Wood and Bamboo

It is easy to make a pergola of wood and bamboo yourself. This magnificent wooden pergola with bamboo beams is specially designed so that you can cover the bamboo roof with climbing plants, roses or grapes. Once assembled, it can be used as a free-standing roof in the garden or on the terrace.

Pergola supplies 

  • 8 pinewood beams 90 x 90 x 2700 mm
  • 8 pinewood struts 90 x 90 x 650 mm
  • 18 tonne-kin poles of 300 cm length and 28-30 mm diameter

Required tools:

  • 36 screws with countersunk head 4 x 40 mm
  • 16 screws with countersunk Torx head 5 x 80 mm
  • 20 screws with countersunk Torx head 5 x 120 mm
  • 1 drill bit 4 mm
  • 1 holesaw 44 mm
  • 1 torx head
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure

Step 1.

Take two of the pine posts. Use the drill to drill 18 holes with the 51 mm hole saw. Make sure they are equally spaced. Repeat this for both posts so that the holes are exactly opposite each other.

Step 2.

Lay the mitred beams out on the ground so that they form a nice square (this will be the roof of the pergola). The pre-drilled beams should face each other. Use the 4-mm drill bit to pre-drill the corners of the roof before screwing them in place. Drill one hole in the beam without holes and drill two holes in the beam with holes. Now you can screw the corner in three places with 5 x 120 mm screws without the screws getting in each other's way.

Step 3.

Now put the roof upright and fasten the first upright. Predrill two holes and fasten the upright to the corner of the roof with two 5 x 120 mm screws.

Step 4.

Make sure that the uprights and the roof are at right angles to each other. To do this, use a square or the 3-4-5 pitch if you do not have a square at hand. With the 3-4-5 stitch, measure 60 cm on the upright (measured from the inside of the corner), and mark 80 cm on the pre-drilled beam of the roof. Now measure the diagonal distance between the two marks. For the perfect angle, this distance should be exactly 100 cm.

Step 5.

Place the braces in each corner and pre-drill. Secure the braces with 5 x 80 mm screws as shown in the illustration above.

Step 6.

Attach the other two uprights and repeat the process.

Step 7.

Once the wooden structure of the pergola has been assembled, you can slide the bamboo canes through the pre-drilled holes of the roof.

Step 8.

The bamboo sticks protrude 14.5 cm on both sides of the roof. Measure this distance and fix the bamboo poles to the top of the roof with 4 x 40 mm screws.

Now put your pergola back upright and you're done!

Optionally, you can install the uprights of the wooden pergola Also attach to pole brackets or dig into the ground.

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