el cheapo garden gate pergola
OK, I'm kinda proud of myself :-)
I priced pergolas at the local stores and found them to be rather expensive ($75 to >$200). I balked and thought to myself that i could probably make something out of some scrap wood that would suffice for my lil garden oasis.
A couple 2x4s & a couple dog-ear fence boards. A lil time with the jigsaw and the the drill and voila. I think it matches my repurposed picket fence and hodge podge raised garden beds just fine.
I only wished i had a couple scrap 2x4s so it would blend in and have that weathered look. Oh well, i suspect by next Spring it'll match nicely.