Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bodge this pergola sucks
it looks nice... but not very sturdy .. if you live somewhere that is not very windy like Kansas, it would work .... it is also difficult to assemble... may need 3-4 people to assemble it... i would not buy this pergola for sure.
July 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Funze Good product - looks great
I was looking for something to put over my fish pond without breaking the bank. I get a lot of wind here and felt that the anchor system that came with the pergola was not adequate so I purchased 30" post anchors from Home Depot and hammered them in till they were level with the ground.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PergolaConnoisseur Great Look and value for the money
This pergola is made from a Chinese Fir that resembles North American Cedar, but is softer. It has excellent resistance to weather and insects like Cedar, but does have more knots which are attractive. The softer wood also absorbs stain very well, but you do have to use some care to not strip out the wood screws.
We used Behr deck wood weatherproofing stain (2 coats) in transparent Cedar color, and it produced a rich golden amber color. Very beautiful in the backyard, and very sturdy once completed. Well worth the money and effort.
This was a fun project and looks like a high-end Pergola due to the trim pieces and simulated arch appearance.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bits52 There's a reason this item sold out!
OK...so you're shopping around...$4k...8k...my goodness...these are expensive! For this sized pergola at this price point - you won't find a better option. Yes, this comes in a box that's smaller than you expect an the posts are not true 4x4's, but an engineered 2x4 version that you trim out(more on that in a minute). It's a two-weekend project...we assembled one weekend...then primed and painted the next. Have to buy/rent a paint gun (you will thank yourself - brush is adding 2 more weekends...full days). If you can use a tape measure and can square things up...the provided screws and a nice strong screw gun will do the rest. This thing is sturdy...use a longer drill bit so you can really drive each screw as deep as you can. I did this all around and this thing is very sturdy. As I mentioned, the posts are the only thing I'm going to 'tweak'...the bottoms are a little small for my taste...also, the directions don't point out that if you trim the posts, and attach the braces to the corners there's no way to lift up the bottom detail section so that you can secure the whole pergola down...you secure it after it's assembled and square...a good idea unless you what to drill a bunch of holes in your deck (we have concrete patio). I'm going to build out the bottoms to be about a foot and a half squared...so I'll pull off that bottom moulding and attach with actors that I bought that are more heavy duty than the ones provided...no I'm not a builder/contractor...just a guy with some of the right tools and I rent what I need if I don't have. You will love this. My Mother-in-Law nearly fainted when she saw it...feels great! :) Now I"m building a chandelier to hang from the ceiling....my kids want to camp out underneath it. You won't be sorry. Lastly, this whole thing started as a conversation about growing hops in the backyard. I brew beer at home and needed a spot. Wife gets something and I get something...sweet deal!
June 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Aajada Built as a 10 x 10
I bought this kit after looking at many other Pergolas and after reading other's comments. Kit states a 10 x 12 pergola; actually not this size from outside of post to outside of posts, (it measures 9' 8 3/4 x 11' 8 3/4). I bought my own 4 x 4 posts to cement into the ground as I was putting this pergola on top my paver bricks. I wanted to make this a 10 x 10 pergola because of space requirements. After digging my post holes to be exactly 10 ft. from outside of each post, I found this pergola not to be 10 feet as stated. I had a lot of problems cutting this back to be a 10 x 10 pergola and to fit my 10 x 10 ft. dug holes.
There were a few "dogged-legged" top boards which added to the problems of trying to fit the short fitting boards to the pre-cut notches in rafters. I took my time building this and painted all the boards ahead of time. Overall; after much cutting and measuring and reworking the boards, it came out looking pretty good ! Only I really see all my mistakes, so overall I am satisfied with this pergola. Cost was about half of others and mine is firmly in the ground!
April 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LittleBear Beat my Expectations!
Very organized packaging and easy to put together, mostly by myself until lifting posts in place. I am extremely pleased on how the final product looks. I would highly recommend this cost efficient addition to my yard.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyPergolaOwners Amazingly Beautiful Pergola and Fabulous Building Kit!!
What a wonderful Pergola Kit! Arrived in a timely manner in perfect condition with everything we needed. All the cuts and pre-drilled holes were exact and the Cedar wood is good quality. Took someone's advice and stained all the pieces before assembly. Great instructions with photos. Took two of us just one day to construct and have been enjoying it ever since. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a stylish, beautiful Pergola.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flame AWESOME 10 X 12 PERGOLA!!!
Let me say I read practically all the reviews before purchasing. The material is very good quality, when the package arrived (6 boxes) 3 of the boxes were pretty beaten up but no damage to the wood. The instructions were great and very clear. My husband and I did this project together and took our time with it. Purchased in March stained over 2 wks every piece, assembled the post facings and installed stone tile as a design accent (used liguid nail) instead of mortor and let sit for several weeks. The rest of the assembly took about 3-4hrs. Make sure the Arched rafters (when assembled seperately) line up the same for each or your straight rafters will be off and difficult to fit in the notches. It looks fantastic at night with the landscape lights...WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED! YEAH!
June 10, 2013