This step by step diy project is about garage pergola plans. I have designed this super simple garage pergola so you can create some shade or a perfect support for your climbing plants. Whatever your motivation is, this pergola trellis will add charm to your garage. Remember to make adjustments to the plans to suit the exact size of your garage door. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Garage Pergola Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 23 1/2″ long CORBEL
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 21″ long DIAGONAL BRACES
- C – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 144″ long SUPPORT BEANS
- D – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long RAFTERS
- E – 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 144″ long TOP SLATS
How to build a garage pergola
The first steps of the garage pergola project is to build the two side corbels that will support the rafters. Therefore, start by cutting the top support from 2×8 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the 2×8 beam and then use a jigsaw to make the intricate cuts. Smooth the edges with 120-220 grit sandpaper.
Use 2×6 boards for the back support. Center the corbel to the back support and align the edges flush. Make sure the corner is right angled. Drill pilot holes through the back support and insert 4 1/2″ screws into the corbel.
Next, build the diagonal braces. As you can see in the diagram, use 2×6 boards for these braces. Mark the cut lines on the board and then use a jigsaw to make the cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the diagonal brace, as shown in the diagram. align the diagonal brace to the corbel and then insert the 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure you leave no gaps between the components.
Fit the corbels to the front of the garage. Align the corbels to suit your needs. Remember that you probably have to make a few adjustments to my plans, because your garage door might have a different size. However, the techniques are the same. Drill pilot holes through the back supports and insert 4 1/2″ screws to lock them to the frame of the garage.
Use 2×8 lumber for the support beams. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then make the cuts with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Make adjustments, if needed.
Fit the support beams to the top of the corbels. Use rafter ties to lock the beams to the supports. Alternatively, drill angle pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines to the boards and then use a circular saw to make the notches. Use a jigsaw to make the round cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper to get a professional result.
Fit the rafters to the support beams and place them equally spaced. Drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them to the support beams.
Fit the 1×2 slats to the top of the garage pergola. Place the slats equally, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint over the pergola to make it match the color scheme of your garage and to protect the components from the elements.
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