Garden Structures forum: Pergola-Style Arbors

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Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 2, 2010 1:14 PM CST
Please post photos and details of your favorite pergola-style arbors here! The one in the photo is a Dura-Trel structure made of infused PVC.

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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Feb 24, 2010 4:29 PM CST
Do you have any of those Dura-Trel trellises and arbors? If so, do you like them? Smiling
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana - Zone 8b/9a (Zone 8b)
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 24, 2010 5:11 PM CST
Yep, I got several of these last season for my parents' yard. I wanted to try them out before I decided whether to carry them. Sue also has one now... so she could give some feedback as well.

The arbors and trellises were very easy to assemble and I really like the mocha color. I must say, some of the styles are sturdier than others due to the design. I prefer the ones that have the vertical pieces feed directly through the horizontal pieces rather than those that weave through, especially since plants are trailed on all of the trellises and arbors in my yard and also my parents' yard. The constructed structures are much sturdier when the pieces feed rather than weave. As a result of this discovery, I'm only carrying the feed-through designs on my site. There are a LOT of DuraTrel designs available online through various retailers... many more than just the ones that I currently offer. So, if you are looking around for them, carefully check the pictures to verify which ones have the feed-through versus the weave construction.

I read a lot of wholesaler feedback about the company's customer service and product performance before placing my first order as well. They appear to be a really well-respected manufacturer that has stood the test of time (20+ years).
~Evey =)

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haighr
Jul 22, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Very nice. This is one that Steve made for me.
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Name: Karen
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kachinagirl
Jul 27, 2011 10:01 AM CST
This is the arbor I built last year. Had a gourd growing on it then, this year a lemon cucumber climbs the post.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 27, 2011 10:04 AM CST
My DH and I made one from scratch last year. I will post a picture later.
Name: tabby
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tabby
Nov 17, 2011 1:59 PM CST
I'm not quite sure if this is a pergola style arbor. It does have those cross members on the top. It's more functional than beautiful and was made to be strong.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 9, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Welcome to our backyard! DH added some painted iron accents to this one.

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happgarden
Jun 6, 2016 11:22 PM CST
The second picture I found and loved what they did with the door. I couldn't find doors just like the picture but found some with panes of glass, first picture is my rendition. Later I want to put some stain glass in the window panes and a white picket fence on either side.


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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 7, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Great idea, happgarden! (and I think it would be beautiful with stained glass panels in the windows.)
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stilldew
Jun 15, 2016 12:21 PM CST
My brother built me 2 arbors any years ago. I think most carpenters could make it from looking at the photo.
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