Small Pergola Kits
Sometimes, small spaces call for bold ideas, and our Small Pergola Kits are a great example of how to maximize your limited space. These small-framed kits are perfect for your home garden to hang plants, use to cover an elegant wood bench, and add some style to your front door or patio entryway.
NEW OPTION: By popular demand, Forever Redwood is now working with 2 Retractable Shade Canopy companies. More information at this link.
When you buy one of our Custom Made Wood Garden Pergola Kits, you get the highest standard of wood quality and craftsmanship in the industry. Even with our smallest Pergola Kits, we make them built to last, with reinforced joints, and no synthetic plastics to hold your Pergola together. We use the world’s best restoration forestry wood, and we guarantee this, and all of our products, in any type of weather, in any season.
- These quality crafted pergolas are built as stand alone structures or attached to your home.
- Tailor it to your tastes easily with our many options - how much shade you want, standard or extra thick timbers, privacy screens, louvers, shutters, roof styles, electrical trim kits, ceiling fan bases, stains, sealants,etc.
- Materials & Craftsmanship that last a lifetime: Thick-timbered, finely finished Redwood that outlasts teak or cedar, stainless steel hardware, the best weather resistant sealant.
- We insist on custom notching of all the joints so your pergola kit will never sag, warp, twist, or shrink over the years.
- Easy to reassemble and maintain. Your small pergola kit is fully assembled prior to shipping to make certain re-assembly is a snap.
- All orders are drawn prior to building so you will have time to fine tune the dimensions and details of your pergola kit before we build to make sure everything will work perfectly.
Order your Small Garden Pergola Kit today and we can work with you to customize the size, wood type, and design to find you the perfect fit. We have 10-30 year warranties on all of our Forever Redwood products, and can even send an install team to help you assemble your kit upon delivery. Contact us for more, now!
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS (PROVIDED PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION)
We can customize our Pergolas to suit your needs. Just tell us what size and what options you want. When we receive any Pergola order, we will provide you with a detailed set of drawings based on the options and sizes chosen. The drawings will clearly show all the details and dimensions from 3 different angles. They are an excellent tool for you to double check everything to be sure it is exactly as you'd like before it is built. Drawings are emailed within 3 business days and we'll revise your drawings as needed to make sure all details and sizing issues are perfected prior to beginning construction. Below are some examples of drawings sent to prior customers:
|Small Pergola - Garden Roof Type||Small Pergola - Arched Roof Type|
Small Pergolas: Dimensions, Assembly & Shipping
The Small Pergolas have 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" posts and 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" roof support timbers (lintels) and rafters. Small Pergolas with Heavy Timbers have posts that are 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and roof support timbers (lintels) and rafters are 1 7/8" x 5 3/4".
The standard roof overhangs the posts 9". This can be adjusted to meet your needs. The maximum roof span is 20 feet in either direction with a 4 post structure. The maximum span our design allows is 18' 2 1/2" on center between posts. Structures over 20 feet in any direction are built with an additional post to support spans from 20 to 36 feet.
Standard pergola posts ship 9-feet long. The 9' post height makes the top of the roof 9' also since the top roof timbers line up with the top of the post. It gives you 8' 4" clearance ("ceiling height") under the rafters. About 90% of our pergola customers go with the default 9' post height. We can change the post height if you'd like something a bit taller or shorter just let us know.
Our Pergola kits are completely assembled in the shop prior to shipping to be certain everything fits together perfectly. All timbers are notched into one another to fit together tightly. There are hundreds of notches in the larger pergolas. Notching is a labor intensive process that results in a very strong "web effect" that distributes wind and weight stresses throughout the structure.
All assembly hardware is included and it is stainless steel.
Assembly Instructions for: Small Pergolas
Assembly Instructions for: How to Anchor Your Pergola
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes about half a day to a day, depending on size. Pergolas need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. In some cases you might need a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at our assembly instructions below for specific details. If you plan to pour concrete to hold the posts, the project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please do the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our pergolas. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish
Keep the colors looking vibrant for decades
A quick power washing every 5 to 10 years clears away the accumulated grim, UV surface burning and the old sealant in a few minutes. When power washing be careful not to spray close to the surface or you may cut into the grain of the wood. Once dry, go over any rough spots to smooth out and ready for sealing. Youll need $2 and 10 minutes to do it. Pick up 2 sheets of sandpaper (one 100 grit and one 220 grit). Go over the spots with 100 grit for ten strokes or so and dust off. Then do the same with the fine 220 grit. Redwood sands easily. Dust off and youre ready for sealing.
For best results, sand in the direction of the grain (same direction of the growth lines in the wood). For example, on a picnic tabletop, sand in the lengthwise direction of the boards. After sanding, choose any stain/sealant you like. Redwood takes well to most.
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