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Wooden Pergola for Landscape Designing in UAE

Wooden Pergola for Landscape Designing in UAE

what is a wooden Pergola?

Wooden pergolas first came into existence in ancient Rome. It is a Latin word that means an extension. It was built by Romans for the purpose to support the abundant fruiting vine and were later used as an open wooden gazebo for landscape designing and relaxing. Any garden or park is incomplete without these exquisite wooden structures.

Today wooden pergola plays an important role in the creation of the beautiful living corridor around the garden or terrace and it can also serve as a base for plant growing upon it.

Landscaping example of backyard decorating with wooden pergola

How pergolas can help in landscape designing?

Pergolas are extremely versatile and the perfect way to set apart a seating or resting area. Additionally, pergolas are fairly simple to construct, as the design is very simple with rectangular shape, roof or roofless top consisting mostly of beams and pillars.

Wood is primarily used for pergola construction since it tends to be easily available, easy to work with and durable when exposed to outdoor conditions. You can build a pergola with any wood you’d like.

But before you rush to the lumber yard to grab your materials, you should consider which type of wood is best for your project and your needs.

Following are the types of woods which are considered as the best options for a professional and durable quality structure-:

1) Pressure Treat wood pergola-

Treated Wood-If budget is constraint then this is the best cost-effective option for your wooden pergola structure. It is easily available at any lumber store and goes through the treatment process which makes it resistant to rot, decay and insects making it durable. However, the chemicals used are toxic making it harmful for any person or pets which comes into contact.

Pressure treeted wood pergola dubai
Pressure treated wood pergola

2) Western Red Cedar and Redwood –

Most commonly used woods for pergolas, aside from pressure-treated wood. Western Red Cedar (WRC) and Redwood are both naturally stunning kinds of wood and often lumped together. Both kinds of wood have a natural resistance to rot and insects. So are chemical free and are non-toxic to everyone coming in its contact. They are both durable woods, Redwood being only slightly stronger than WRC. However due to location-specific availability, one can find them rather expensive which is disheartening.

Western Red Cedar Pergolas

3) Tropical Hardwood-

Being is known as the ideal wood for exterior projects like landscape designing making them one of the best suitable option for making wooden pergolas. In addition to their beauty, tropical hardwoods are sought after for their density and resilience to the elements. But they are very costly compared to pressure treated wood, western red cedar, and redwood the reason being their availability as the trees take 100 of years to grow from which it is made leading to the destruction of some of the most important forests on earth

Tropical Hard wood pergola dubai
Tropical Hardwood pergola

4) Modified wood-

The perfect option for an exceptionally strong pergola that offers the real wood character without bringing harm to the environment. Modified wood is made of fast-growing species and wood cell structure are enhances with a non-toxic bio-based liquid. After this process is complete the wood cell walls are much thicker, making the wood perform like the most durable tropical hardwoods. Modified wood has a beautiful finish that highlights the natural grain and will eventually lighten up your pergola design.

Modified wood pergola