Building a Louvered Pergola

Louvered pergolas look great! And here is the plan on how to build one. Pergolas are hot right now! And have a read of Howie’s Tips before you get going. He’s always helpful.

Louvered Pergola

Dimensions
FLEXfence louvered pergola

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Note
The drawings are to be used as a guide only.

Material Listing

  • 9/kits FLEXfence
  • 4/pcs. – FLEX•Post brackets (optional)
  • 4/pcs. – 4″ x 4″ x 12′
  • 4/pcs. – 2″ x 6″ x 14′
  • 2/pcs. – 2″ x 6″ x 12′
  • 2/pcs. – 2″ x 4″ x 12′
  • 6/pcs. – 2″ x 4″ x 46″
  • 99/pcs. – 1″ x 6″ x 44 ¾”
  • 56/pcs. – #8-2″ wood screws
  • 1″ finishing nails
  • 18/pcs. – 3/16th x 1 ¾” machine eyebolts with appropriate nuts, washers and t-nuts
  • 18/pcs -Rope or dowels with hooks to operate the louvers
  • Exterior grade carpenter’s glue

Tools Required

  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • #1 Robertson Screw Driver-Green Handle or (Philips Screw Driver)
  • #2 Robertson Screw Drive-Red Handle (Philips Screw Driver)
  • Hand Saw
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Combination Square
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Level

 

Optional Tools

  • Drill with appropriate bits & counter sink bit
  • Router with decorative bits
  • Power saws – Mitre & Skill

Howie’s Tips

  1. When attaching the FLEXfence brackets onto the rails allow for the brackets to move freely (swivel). Do not over tighten!
  2. When sizing FLEXfence always cut the rails and operating bar with hand tools and never with power tools.
  3. Always wear protective goggles.

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