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DIY Outdoor and Garden Projects

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Add Storage Around Stairs

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Pergolas, Arbors & Trellises

Pergola, arbor, or trellis: Whatever your preference, these wonderful garden accents add vertical beauty and create practical places to train flowering vines. Plus, they can do so much more, including enclosing a space for privacy, defining an entryway, or adding garden character. Get started on your own garden structure with our inspired ideas, beginning with arbors. Make a design statement with an arbor made of metal, or use a wooden arch with special details to dress up a walkway to a garden. Many arbor, pergola, and trellis projects are easy to complete in a weekend; these five will help you solve a variety of problems in your yard. Many arbor, pergola, and trellis projects work well with other landscape elements, such as a trellis in combination with a fence or screen; look to these ideas to inspire your own project. Our pergola projects provide pointers on integrating both seating and plantings into your own structure. And consider the privacy potential of a pergola. Enclosed pergolas are a wonderful way to incorporate a secluded retreat in a backyard; use our gallery to decide how to include one in your outdoor space.

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Pretty, Inspiring Pergola Ideas

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Distinctive Pergola Ideas

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Add structure and style to your garden with a beautiful arbor.

Rustic and Simple Arbor Ideas

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Trellis Design Ideas: Trellises with Fences or Screens

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Garden Structures for Backyards

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Simple Garden Arbor

This easy-to-build arbor will become a peaceful retreat in your garden.

Make Your Own Arbor

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Pergola Design Ideas: Attached Pergolas

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A clean, classical look.

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Trellises and Vine Supports

Give vines in your garden a new place to climb with these clever trellis ideas.

Gated Arbor Ideas

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Arbor Design Ideas: Metal Arbors

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Latticework Privacy Screens

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Entry Arbor Ideas

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Pergola and Planter

Dress up a patio with this planter/pergola combination.

Build a Traditional Entry Arbor

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Pergola Design Ideas: Pergolas with Seating

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How to Build a Trellis

Make your own simple wall trellis in an afternoon.

Swing Structure

This freestanding swing is a perfect perch for enjoying the garden.

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