Shade shelters have a uniquely contradistinctive design that is incommensurable from any other type of architectural structure. Pergolas typically consist of freestanding columns or posts with a roof on top usually without walls.

Pergolas, arbors, cabanas, gazebos, pavilions, and trellises built with old-world craftsmanship of interlocking mortise and tenon joints hold integrally stronger than conventional architectural shade structures.

Today's featured DIY Pergola Kit is a 6000 Series 12' x 14' ShadeScape™ with 6" true-to-size posts. The dovetailed posts allow the timbers to perform in ways that no other building material can. The wood can move with the seismic motion of the earth and remain snug.

The DIY Pergola Kit was installed in just a few hours to cover a beautiful hot tub and turn it into a hot tub gazebo to fully enjoy their new spa. Finished in an Early American premium stain the pergola has Roosevelt beam and rafter profiles, full arched knee braces with decorative keystones.