A pergola is an outdoor garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained. The origin of the word is the Late Latin pergula, referring to a projecting eave.
The most common types of wood used for building pergolas include mahogany, cedar, redwood, and teak. These woods contain natural oils which make them more resistant to rot, decay, termites, fungi and insects as well as warping and shrinking. Southern Ornamentals and Fence is here to install your pergola for you!