Installed for shade in Cedar City, Utah, this attached timber frame DIY pergola kit is a little different than most of our pergolas. It has a rain-proof roof. Homeowner Doug says, "The clear roofing material creates adequate shade due to its shape."
Here are the details of this attached DIY pergola plan finished with a corrugated translucent roof panels.
• 10' x 18' roof
• 9' x 15' footprint (post-to-post)
• Douglas Fir
• Beams 4 x 12
• Braces 3 x 8
• Champion beam & rafter end profiles
• Rich Cordoba stain
• Classic style knee braces
• 8 x 8 posts
• 3 x 10 rafters
• 2 x 6 shade planks
• bottom of beams 7'6"
• 2' spacing on 2 x 6 rafters 3rd tear
• 2 knife plates
A translucent corrugated heavy-duty commercial grade are manufactured in fiberglass or polycarbonate, and also come in flat sheets as well. The flat sheets however, typically are designed with a pattern or texture. The corrugated sheets are more commonly smooth. The roof panels can be purchased in various colors and thicknesses.
In the right setting, color can add a splash of excitement in the sunshine similar to stained glass windows. Windows are sometimes added to outdoor shade structure as well and can also add some dynamics and color.