Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 35
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 Paul Good value in attractive addition to my backyard
It took one full day for me to (carefully) assemble and finish the construction of this pergola. My wife and I are very pleased with the finished product and look forward to enjoying it this spring. I'm building a backyard living room with this unit as the key element. I've done some nicely hidden wiring to facilitate a television (mounted on a brace I fashioned) and an outdoor ceiling fan as well. Photo is of the just completed project.
February 29, 2012
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 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 George Good product would recommend it to others
The pergola was delivered on time and with no damage. I decided to seal and stain the wood before assembly. The product was fairly easy to assemble but requires two people to stand. I decided to anchor the legs with 5/8" anchor bolts and set them in concret. I used anchor bolts and post bases from home depot and everything fit well. Anchoring it in concrete made it very sturdy. All and all we are very happy with the purchase.
February 3, 2013
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 Brad Excellent product, saves thousands
Ordered this after a LOT of shopping. Couldn't find another full cedar pergola kit for any less than $1,300 shipped; usually I'm hesitant to order the cheapest thing but the reviews on this convinced me otherwise.
Quality of the wood, precision of the cuts and the pre-drilled holes was just outstanding. Instructions were simple and easy to follow. Stained with Cabot's Australian Timber Oil in mahogany; stain was also great. Built on soil; poured 24 inch deep concrete piers with quickcrete; used 4x4 inch post brackets and concrete anchors.
Pergola was a fairly simple project. Working almost entirely by myself, took one day to stain everything, one day to get the piers dug and poured plus about half the construction, then about a half day to finish up. I'm not a very handy type and it was a fairly easy project for me.
Finished product looks great. Top quality. If you're looking for a quality pergola, save yourself $2-3k and build this one yourself.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harbarian Wood Pergla from Home Depot a Charm
The 10 x 12 Wood pergola from Home Depot was a charm in many areas foremost the price was over $500 less then other stores shopped. Assembly was pretty easy and took about 3 hours with 2 people. You need 2 people to put this up. It took me 2 days to stain the unit before putting it up using a oil based redwood stain which came out beautiful. I would recommend staining before putting the unit up or it will break your arms and back and take for ever, plus probably make a big mess. The ground anchors were a joke, so I put in 18" bolts in 160 lbs of concrete at each corner with raised plate mounts so the woo is not in contact with the ground to prevent rot. Overall, everything about the pergola came out above my expectations and is a beautiful piece of art in the back.
December 29, 2014