Project Description

Cedar Pergola by a Backyard Pool

What is a pool without a backyard centerpiece?

Backyard pools are a great experience. Without a centerpiece, however, they can be incomplete. Providing a great place to sit and relax after a dip, a wooden pergola enhances the pool experience.

In the summer of 2016, the owner of this cedar pergola contacted Lancaster County Backyard. He already had a swimming pool installed in his backyard, however, the swimming pool was incomplete by itself. Looking for more than a place to swig, he wanted to make his backyard beautiful and enjoyable in for any occasion. What he wanted and needed was a decorative pergola to complete the backyard.

Benefits of a Cedar Pergola

Cedar wood is a superior wood for ornate and long-lasting constructions. First of all, it is some of the most durable wood available. It resists rot and insects very well. Additionally, it does not warp and crack as even the long lasting pressure-treated southern pine. With it’s tight grains that are hard to penetrate, it is a naturally stable wood that is great for outdoor use. Finally, it exudes the smell of a deep and tranquil forest. With a cedar pergola you can swim or relax with a delightful cedar aroma.

Admittedly, cedar is not as rot resistant as pressure-treated southern pine. However, its additional natural and quality aspects place it miles ahead of pressure treated wood. Pressure treated wood may last, but it tends to crack and warp. Furthermore, it is not naturally treated. Cedar, on the other hand, is lasting, natural, beautiful, and aromatic.



  • 10′ wide x 20′ long
  • 8′ tall

Quality Specs:

  • quality cedar wood
  • stainless steel powder-coated post anchor brackets (including 1″ gap between concrete patio and bottom of post for moisture barrier)
  • strong 2″x10″ laminated cedar beams
  • 2″x6″ rafters and shades
  • post to beam braces

Notable Details:

  • decoratively cut beam and rafter ends
  • beautiful curved post to beam braces
  • lasting cedar wood with bronze stain
  • attractive stamped concrete patio foundation
  • comforting linen tweed shade included



About the Collegeville Location

The location of this beautiful cedar pergola is in a development neighborhood part of the Collegeville borough in Montgomery County, PA. The Perkiomen Creek flows through the borough enhancing the natural environment of the area. The borough has a population of only around 5,000. In this quieter, smaller, and more natural environment, the pergola is a great fit. It makes for a small retreat area to the backyard of this home. Made of natural wood, it blends in with the rest of the natural surroundings — a great place to step away from the hubbub of life. A small, quiet and natural place, it beckons to those who need refreshment.

A Word from the Customer

When Jon, the owner of this cedar pergola, saw the quality of our buildings, he decided he will purchase both a pergola and shed. He wanted a pergola as a centerpiece to complement the surrounding and a shed to store his pool equipment and supplies. Consider his enthusiastic review:

If you are in the market for a shed or a pergola, then Pequea Storage Shed is the place to go. We ordered both a shed and a pergola for a backyard pool area and they exceeded every expectation we had, from design to install. We have never had a better purchasing experience. They are totally accommodating in every aspect of picking out what you want and need, especially if you have never had a shed or a pergola before, they can help you visualize your structure and order with confidence that it will be everything you want it to be. The cedar pergola that they built for us on site is truly a work of art. They are great craftsmen, who take immense pride in their work, both on and off site. In a world of mass production and impersonal service, Pequea stands out for their very personal service and quality of workmanship!

Jon was a great customer to work with. He was happy to with the work performed by Lancaster County Backyard. Now he has a pergola that he can enjoy for years to come.