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A pergola is a structural framework consisting of posts and crossbeams that create an open roof.
This pergola has a brick base for the posts and supports a bench swing.
Tapered columns hold the rafters of this entryway pergola.
Pergolas can be attached to the house to form a semi-covered patio.
This contemporary pergola creates an outdoor room.
Pergolas do not always need a flat roof, just an open roof to let the light in.
Sometimes confused with a pergola, this is an arbor, which is more like a passageway with trellises on the sides to let vines weave in and out.