DIY Pergolas: Models, Prices, & Benefits

There’s never been a better or more affordable way to get the backyard pergola you’ve always wanted! Not only is this the most in-demand outdoor accessory, but it’s also one of the best DIY backyard projects to tackle with some friends. Our DIY pergolas deliver the signature style that you love — for a truly unbeatable price! Discover our popular models, average prices, and what you need to build one.

At The Backyard Showcase, we’re an Amish builder of luxury outdoor structures including pavilions, pergolas, gazebos, and much more! While our expert installers are on-hand to handle building any of our structures for homeowners, building your own pergola is becoming an increasingly popular option. That’s because our DIY pergolas are easy to build on their own, allowing you to save big money as you build one of our beloved designs.

Check out these in-demand DIY models and average prices.

  • Pressure-Treated Lumber: Around $2,000
  • Cedar: Around $2,500
  • Vinyl: Around $3,000

Our pergola kits come with all the materials you need to complete your custom design and detailed instructions for you to follow. If one of these models is right for your yard, deck, or patio — there’s never been a better time to buy. We encourage you to reach out to get an exact quote and to place your order. However, if you still have questions about what it takes to build your own pergola, keep reading!

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Can You Build Your Own Pergola?

One of the most common questions we hear from eager homeowners is, “Can you build your own pergola?” For the vast majority of people, the answer is absolutely yes! While there will be light carpentry work required, a DIY pergola is often something that even inexperienced people can put together on their own. Depending on the size and complexity, expect to be able to work together with a friend to put together a pergola over a full day. Building a DIY pergola is easier than building a pavilion, yet many homeowners do that as well.

If you’re wondering, “Can you build your own pergola?” and are planning to give it a shot, make sure you have these essential tools on hand:

  • Screw Gun/Drill
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Socket Set
  • Clamps
  • Circular Saw

One other key prerequisite to keep in mind before you start building your own pergola is what your local municipality requires for permitting. Unlike for many larger structures, you oftentimes do not need a building permit to construct a pergola on your property. However, since every township, city, and municipality are different, it’s safest to verify before you start building!

Learn more about whether you need a permit for a pergola.

Benefits of Building Your Own Pergola

The Backyard Showcase has a skilled installation team that builds pergolas as well as all of our other luxury structures. While we’re more than happy to build for you, there are several benefits to building your own pergola that make it worth considering at the very least:

  1. Save Money — This is the primary reason why handling your own installation is becoming such a popular option. When you buy one of our kits without paying for labor, you save a large amount of money that would normally go into the installation cost. This savings can make pergolas affordable right away! For right around $2,000 you can get a gorgeous, Amish-built pergola!
  2. Develop Your DIY Skillset — Starting out by building your own pergola and adding the accessories is a great way to develop the essential skills to handle larger and more in-depth DIY projects. Installing your own pergola kit will help you become comfortable with basic carpentry and construction skills with a fairly simple project. Plus, a lot of people have an even bigger sense of pride in their new pergola when they build it themselves.

Get Prices on DIY Pergolas Right Here

If you’ve been dreaming of accessorizing your outdoor space with one of the most in-demand outdoor accessories, this is your chance. Our DIY pergolas give you the chance to build the structure you want, while enjoying serious savings.

If you’re ready to get started, we encourage you to reach out to our team. Whether you want to fill out a form or give us a call, all you need to do is give us a few details about your project — and we’ll get you a price for your kit!

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