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The Beauty of Cedar Pergolas

Cedar Pergolas are considered to be the most popular wood type when it comes to choosing your pergola wood.  The main reason for this is that cedar h...


Cedar Pergolas are considered to be the most popular wood type when it comes to choosing your pergola wood.  The main reason for this is that cedar has a natural resistance to certain types of pests and due to the resin in the wood itself it is also excellent against rot and decay.

In addition to being able to build your pergola from this sought after wood type, you can also find a wide range of great looking garden furniture that is manufactured from the same wood, which will compliment any garden structure.  While cedar is popular, the most popular type of cedar has to be Western Red Cedar which is used extensively for wooden deckings as well as wooden outdoor furniture.

Cedar wood is also been used for a range of new pergola kits and can be found in use for rooftop as well as garage pergolas which turn unusual spaces into attractive features.  Garages tend to be rather drab as compared to our home designs and being able to put something as simple as a garage pergola onto your garage will dramatically improve its overall look.

Taking the time to find the right combination for your home of outdoor furniture styles and pergola or garden structures will not only make your garden far more functional but will also increase the value of your home.  In this day and age, when selling properties requires a little out of the box thinking, a small investment such as a garage pergola or rooftop pergola could mean the difference between getting the price you want or having to walk away with much less.


Pergola Designs


Some of the most popular pergola designs include the Tuscany design and the Classic Rustic Design.  The Tuscany design is derived from the Tuscany area in Italy where outdoor living is extended through the mild autumn and into the winter by adding such features as a fire place or fire pit.

Many of the properties in that area of Italy cater for the heat of midday by being made of stone and thus keeping the temperature down during the heat of the day.  Because of the wonderful climate, the chill of night is often not felt until near on midnight and a small fire will keep the ambiance alive all night long.

For the more classic pergola designs, you can look at the all american cedar arch design.  Taking elements from the quakers roof structure, it give a much more romantic look to your garden with less straight lines and more flow.  Having this type of design will not limit you to the uses of your pergola either, with them being used as outside bar areas, gardening shelters and bbq areas.   With the addition of just a table and chairs, you have a wonderful el fresco area that can be used any time of the day or night.

Pergola Design – Different Designs, Different Uses


When researching the various designs available for your pergolas, you will want to take into consideration a few key factors about the use of your garden structure as well as size of your garden.

When dealing with an outdoor pergola you want to ensure that you are maximizing the potential of the structure. The ideal situation is to have it with a retractable cover so that you can take advantage of those warm sunny days without having to then move indoors when the sun is at it’s fiercest.

If you are going for a deck pergola the size of your deck will determine how large or small your pergola structure is. You will also want to ensure that it fits in with the overall look of your deck and matching the wood is a very good idea for a sympathic look.

The most popular wood that most garden structures are constructed from is Cedar. The main reason for this is that cedar has a natural defence against various wood pests and ages extremely well with a wonderful silver color that doesn’t change with time. We have a collection of Cedar Pergolas for you to look through in our gallery.

If you are into the idea of building pergolas, then our collection of pergola plans will come in handy. For diy enthusiasts there is a fair amount of money to be saved in building your own and if you are that way inclined you may be interested in doing a little work on your landscaping design in order to make your garden a haven of relaxation.  For the less adventurous diy-er, there are pergola kits to choose from too.

Whatever your decision, we have an extensive gallery of pergola pictures for you to peruse and discover the ideal pergola for you and your family.