Baldwin pressure treated pergolas

Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine pergolas

Our Pine Pergola is one of our most popular pergolas

Main benefits of a pine pergola:

* Constructed with furniture grade, kiln dried pressure treated southern yellow pine

* Will last for decades with or without minimal maintenance

* Fully customizable to any size or shape

* This pergola can be attached to your home

* Designed for easy assembly with minimal tools and experience.

* No exposed fasteners – Mortise and tenon craftsmanship

Baldwin Pine Pergolas

A standard pine pergola

Freestanding Pine Pergola

Simple pressure treated pine pergolas are wonderful because the low cost of materials brings the price of the pergola down significantly. Moreover, pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine is designed to withstand the elements and last for years to come.

A five sided wooden pergola

Custom Geometries

This pergola has a unique geometry and is an example of just one of the many customizations offered by Baldwin.

Custom lattice panel

A Garden Retreat

This pergola is quite small, but it suited the customers needs perfectly. A quite arbor in the garden for reading and relaxation. The lattice panels are perfect for climbing vines.

A triangluar pergola

Three Post Triangular Pergola

This pergola is the perfect addition to any patio. Our unique three post design allows for a pergola when space is limited.

Baldwin Pine Pergolas

A standard pine pergola

Roman Pergola

The beautiful pergola is custom in two ways: The spans are large, so custom glue-lam beams were created to keep the number of posts down to only six then the posts were wrapped with 10" inch diameter vinyl columns. The addition of columns is what makes this a "Roman" style pergola. Vinyl or fiberglass columns are an affordable upgrade and add a timeless look to any pergola.

Baldwins Pine Pergolas

A wooden pergola with easy curtains

Patio Pergola

Our EASYShade curtain system is available on all Baldwin freestanding pergolas. The curtain provides both shade and privacy. There are two simple mounting brackets and installation is complete. There is a manual hand crank which allows you to rotate the drive to either roll it up or down.

Night time wooden pergola

Cedar Tone Pine Pergola

A standard 10x10' Baldwin pine pergola with superior posts and a cedar stain. The lights are readily available exterior grade rope lights that are available at any big box store or home improvement retailer.

A simple pergola

We Keep it Simple

This image demonstrates how simple our design is: 6x6 posts, unobtrusive beams with stability braces, 2x6 profiled rafters, and 2x4 profiled purlins. Instead of relying on ugly brackets our rafters and purlins are notched to fit together making assembly quick and easy.

Baldwins Pine Pergolas

simple pergolas are great

Poolside Pergola

This poolside pergola is not only a beautiful structure thats been built to last, it's also perfect for entertaining guests.

Big pergola on deck

A Back Deck Oasis

Make your dream design a reality today with Baldwin! This client returned from Tuscany with design ideas and contacted Baldwin. We walked him through each step of the design process from concept to completion.

Almost attached pergola

Patio Pergola

An elevated patio is a beautiful architectural detail and this pergola with our Superior posts compliments it perfectly. Contact us today to turn your dreams into reality!

pressure treated pine pergola

Add "Presence" to Your Backyard

The Baldwin Pine Pergola adds presence to this patio with its superior posts. The combination of wood and masonry is not only elegant, but it is also timeless.


An attached pine pergola

Attached or Freestanding?

Our pine pergola can be easily attached to your home or be constructed as a freestanding structure to create the perfect outdoor space. An attached pergola is ideal for homes with an adjacent deck or patio and are supported by at least two posts at one end of the pergola and attach to a ledger fastened to the house. Attached pergolas reduce project costs by requiring fewer posts. Freestanding pergolas are ideal for open areas such as patios and terraces. Contact Baldwin today for a free consultation with one of our experienced design consultants and decide which option is best for you!

What size do you want your pergola to be?


Our pergolas are available in both custom and standard sizes. Baldwin makes designing your dream pergola quick and easy with our Pergola Builder tool. Just enter the dimensions and choose your options for an instant estimate and our expert design team will handle the rest!

Choose the height of your pergola


Our pine pergolas are seven foot, three and a half inches tall to the bottom of the main beams but can be customized upon request. This pergola was customized and built taller to client's exact specifications. We recommend standard heights in most cases as they are typically more aesthetically pleasing and offer more shade.

Leg options

Post Options

Our Superior Post trim kit adds visual weight to the leg and helps to balance the top and bottom of the pergola. Our standard 6x6" posts include the base trim as seen above. The option to upgrade to 8x8" posts is available and adds a bulkier look to the pergola. Additional posts may be added as well.


Glue-Lam Header Beams

Our standard design only allows for fifteen foot spans between the posts. In order to achieve spans greater than fifteen feet more posts or a stronger beam is necessary. That's where our Glue-Lam beams come in. Our Glue-Lam beams are constructed of laminated layers of pressure treated 2x6" lumber and are designed to support longer spans.

your choice of wood stains

Sealer Colors

Our pine pergolas come to you either raw or sealed. Our standard sealers are: Canyon Brown, Cedar, Cinder and Mahogany.

Pine lattice panels

Lattice Roof

Our pergolas are able to supply alot of natural shade with the addition of latice panels. We custom trim the panels to size so the joints end above the centers of the rafters for a seamless appearance. A framework surrounds the perimeter of the panels and provides a clean fit and finish.

Pergola shade systems

EASYShade by Baldwin

We offer a single track, overhead canopy system that is easy to operate and disassemble for winter storage. We also offer a retractable curtain system. All of our shade systems are manufactured using only the highest quality Sunbrella fabrics and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. Need a custom color or pattern? No problem, Baldwin's got you covered!

About installation


All of our pergolas are built to exacting standards with ease of installation in mind. Assembly instructions clearly explain each step of the installation process. Baldwin offers installation services in Connecticut and in parts of New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In certain cases we will provide installation services outside of our typical geographical restrictions.

Details Make Baldwin the Obvious Choice

Why Baldwin?

Our Team

Our Planning and Design Team

Max Baldwin founded Baldwin Pergolas over 30 years ago and is considered a leading expert in the industry. With decades of experience you can count on Baldwin to get the job done right the first time! At Baldwin we care and we have an experienced design and sales team that is prepared to guide you through the process of creating your perfect pergola. Mike Hurlburt is our project manager and is ready to help you design and build your dream pergola TODAY!

Why Baldwin?

Structural Columns, caps and bases

Our Materials

All of our columns are high density FRP fiberglass and will last for generations. Our competitors use high density foam or hollow plastic column capitals and bases. We do not. Rather, we use the same high density FRP that is found in our columns to ensure durability and longevity.

Why Baldwin?

Fiberglass rafter tails

Our Rafter Tails

Our rafter tails are precision crafted by utilizing cutting edge CNC technology.

Why Baldwin?

Other manufacturers rafter tails

Their Rafter Tails

Many of our competitors employ a substandard rafter tail design. They achieve their rafter tails by attaching countoured block of foam to a square cut fiberglass tube. We epoxy high density polyurethane foam inside of our fiberglass pultrusions and then precisely cut our contours directly into the fiberglass with a CNC machine.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas worker tightening threaded rod like crazy

Our Tie-Downs

Max Baldwin and company pioneered the industry standard column mounting system which uses threaded rods to tie down columns to slabs or concrete footings. We use 5/8" inch diameter stainless steel threaded rods that attach at the footing, run the length of the column and are fastened to a structural aluminum assembly at the top of the column. Each threaded rod provides approximately 6000lbs of downward force to prevent uplift.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin uses only stainless steel hardware

Stainless Steel Hardware

We use only stainless steel hardware in our pergolas because we believe in using the highest quality materials available. If it's not perfect, it's not a Baldwin.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas notch together

Notched Intersections

We carefully design and notch our pergolas to make the structure more beautiful, stronger and easier to assemble. You just match the notches up and it slides together. No measuring is required.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwins pergolas create more shade

More Shade

We offer a variety of options from canopy shade systems to vertical curtains.

Why Baldwin?

Running wires through a baldwin fiberglass pergola

Concealed Wires

All of our fiberglass pultrusions and columns are hollow and act as conduit allowings us to conceal any and all wiring. Please be sure to coordinate your lighting, A/V and other electrical needs in advance with one of our design consultants.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas notch together

Color selection

We use PPG industrial grade exterior paints and we are able to match any color. In each case, we purchase screw caps to match your preferred color of paint. Our pergolas are built with a designers eye for quality and none of our fasteners are exposed.

Pine pergola terminology


pine pergola terminology

Footing: A concrete anchor which holds the pergola to the Earth. They need to be deeper than the frost line, but also large enough and deep enough to hold the pergola to the Earth during a strong wind. Footing size should never be less the 42" deep and 12" diameter.

Pier: This in a small stone wall on which a pergola can be mounted. The pier is always supported by a footing or a concrete slab. If building a stone wall or pier, it would be wise to anchor a 5/8" threaded rod into the footing to anchor a pergola.

Post: The 6x6 or 8x8 vertical member which supports the pergola top.

Post skirt: This is a box of trim which conceals the post mounting bracket.

Superior post: This is a taller box of trim which conceals the post mounting bracket and gives visual balance and weight to the bottom of the pergola.

Braces: Some people call them gussets which is perfectly appropriate. Regardless of what you call them, braces and gussets provide diagonal/lateral strength between the post and the beam. These are what keep the pergola rigid.

Main Beams: The beam fit between the posts and supports the rafters. The gussets attach to the beams in such a way as to provide stability and support, in effect narrowing the overall span.

Rafters: These are the primary shade creating members that make up the pergola. They are 1.5" thick by 5.5" tall. They are notched to support and let in the purlins. The typical overhang which is measured from the center of the post to the tip of the rafter is 16" inches.

Purlins: These make up the top layer of the pergola. Each purlin measures 1.5" thick by 3.5" tall. They notch down over the rafters and keep the rafters in a perfect grid. The typical overhang which is measured from the center of the post to the tip of the purlin is 16" inches.

Lattice panels: Thin lats of pressure treated lumber assembled into a panel with perpendicular lats. The panels are about 1/2 inch thick and can be cut to size to fit the pergola. They create lots of shade and support for climbing plants like grapes, wisteria, or clematis.

Overhang: This is the distance from the center of a post to the tip of the rafter or purlin. Typical overhangs are 16" for pine pergolas.

Room size: This is the distance from the center of one post to the center of the opposite post.

Shade area: This is the overall size of your pergola which includes the overhangs, so it's basically your rafter length and your purlin length. It's represented on your site plan by the outermost rectangle.

Spans and height

Spans & Height

Spans are measured from center of footing to center of footing. Often the design calls for large open spans so a beautiful view can be unobstructed. This causes two design concerns: The beam must be built in such a way that it can support the weight of the rafters and purlins without sagging. The larger concern is this: The wind loading of the entire pergola must be divided by the number of posts. Fewer posts means more stress on each post. We solve this wide span problem by placing two posts close together on either end of the span.

Our typical pine pergola beams are capable of supporting a 16' pergola with post centers 15' 1.75" center to center. If you want to go further than that, then we upgrade you to glue-lam beams which allow a center of post to center of post distance of 21' feet 1.75" inches. A pergolas job is to provide a feeling of protection when you are within it. "If a branch were to fall toward me, this pergola would protect me from harm.". If the spans are super natural, the pergolas occupants will be wondering what's holding it up and therefore will be in a state of fear rather than security.

Height is also a structural concern because each post has mechanical advantage like a lever. When you apply ten pounds of force to the side of the top, you exert eight times that amount of force to the bottom, assuming that the post is eight feet tall. Our typical offerings are designed to endure high winds, but large residential pergolas and commercial jobs may require engineering. These are things which get discussed.

Shade canopies

Our Easy Shade Canopy

Shade room

Our easy shade systems work very well with all of our pergolas. We have a entire page of information about the Easy Shade system which you can link to here. The information on this page is specific to combining an Easy Shade system with a Baldwin Pine Pergola.

The Easy Shade has a main, central beam which wants to be centered and run perpendicular to the rafters. When you order a pergola with a shade system, we create three of your rafters with lumber inside which allows one to attach the mono-beam securely.

The fabric is hung from cross-bars which roll back and forth within the centered mono-beam. We restrict each end of the cross bar from being blown upward with shade rails. These shade rails attach to the inner face of the main beams. If your pergola is attached to your house, then the inner shade rail is attached to the bottoms of the rafters. By lowering the outermost shade rail, we can get rainwater to flow away from the house.

Customer ordering a pergola

The pergola ordering process

Measure and photos

Determine where you want the center of your posts. Measure distance in width and depth. Determine how much overhang you would like on each side. Overhang is measured from the center of the post to the tip of the rafter or purlin. The standard overhang is 22" inches. Rafter length is your depth from center to center plus your front and rear overhangs. Purlin length is your width from center to center plus your left and right overhangs. Consider height and sight lines. Remember, short pergolas give more shade under the pergola. Consider the time of day you will use your pergola and the angle of the sun at that time. Take a few photos of your site and send them to us.

Go online

We have an online pergola pricing tool you can use to configure your pergola. When you are using the pricing tool, you will need to select your options such as: The cut on the ends of the beams and rafters, post size and type, color, fabric color.

The pergola pricing tool will give you a price for the pergola, your electrical options, drapery and even a trucking quote. It’s easy to modify your pergola until it is exactly what you desire. You can feel comfortable using this no dicker, always accurate pricing tool. We do reserve the right to adjust prices due to lumber costs without notice.

If the pergola you desire cannot be built using our system, please enter the pergola as closely as possible then describe what you would like done differently in the notes section. You can also call our sales team during business hours at 800 344-5103x1 and they will do all of this for you.

When you are pleased with your pergola and are ready to talk to one of our designers, click the “Submit information” button. Your data gets sent to us.

On our side

We review your pergola choices and call you to answer any questions you might have. We suggest making changes that would either make your pergola more useful or more beautiful, but we also look for ways to reduce the lead time and your cost.

Deposit then Drawings

When all of your concerns have been addressed and pricing established, a deposit gets the wheels rolling. Along the way you can request an elevation drawing of the front, back, or either side so you can see what pergola will look like. Based on this visual, you may request changes. We adjust your file and explain any changes in price. We also create another visual for your approval. When you are happy with the drawings you confirm every detail and we begin production.

Scheduling & Logistics

During production you may get a call or email from the production team asking about your ceiling fan height or what color light switches you want. When the pergola kit is complete, we require final payment before shipping. If you are within 300 miles, we offer you our in-house, white glove delivery service.

If you are more than 300 miles from our factory, we use Yellow Freight as our over the road trucking company. In case of a freight company delivery, you will be responsible for physically removing the pergola or pavilion from the truck. Unless you have a forklift, this requires entering the truck, unpacking the structure and physically unloading it from the truck, member by member. You are also required to remove all the pallets and packaging from the truck. A freight forwarding service could be hired to preform this service for you, but that expense is typically $700 or more.


Baldwin Pergolas are designed to be very easy to put together, but there are still difficult aspects such as using a level to determine the lengths of the posts, cutting the posts to length, drilling the concrete and anchoring the mounting brackets. If this sounds like more then you want to do, we may be able to suggest experienced pergola installers in your area.

pricing of pergolas

Pricing Chart

Use the following chart as a guideline to learn what a Pine Pergola might cost.  More precise pricing and selection of options can be found by designing your pergola using our custom pergola pricing tool below.

Pricing of Pressure Treated Pine Pergolas:

Patio size Base price Lattice roof Shade system Site plan
8 x 8' $3355 $702 $2090 pdf
8 x 10' $3510 $828 $2300 pdf
8 x 12' $3845 $936 $2420 pdf
8 x 14' $3895 $1098 $2690 pdf
8 x 16' $4205 $1260 $2940 pdf
10 x 10' $3690 $936 $2690 pdf
10 x 12' $3925 $1161 $2900 pdf
10 x 14' $4105 $1332 $23220 pdf
10 x 16' $4365 $1530 $3560 pdf
10 x 20' $5320 $1827 $4200 pdf
12 x 12' $4175 $1359 $2960 pdf
12 x 14' $4375 $1800 $3290 pdf
12 x 16' $4735 $1800 $3640 pdf
12 x 20' $5770 $2187 $4510 pdf
12 x 24' $6265 $2601 $5220 pdf
14 x 14' $4590 $1800 $3760 pdf
14 x 16' $4860 $2061 $4180 pdf
14 x 20' $6040 $2547 $5110 pdf
14 x 24' $6515 $3042 $6060 pdf
14 x 28' $7175 $3789 $6580 pdf
16 x 16' $5290 $2358 $4610 pdf
16 x 20' $6595 $2916 $5390 pdf
16 x 24' $7300 $3474 $6310 pdf
16 x 28' $7920 $4041 $8360 pdf
16 x 32' $8550 $4599 $9220 pdf

What's included in a Pine Pergola kit:

All parts are kiln dried, pressure treated, southern yellow pine

6x6 Posts with base trim for the bottom of the post to conceal the mounting brackets.

Main beams laid out for the rafter locations.

2x6 rafters spaced approx. 16" inches on center

2x4 purlins spaced approx. 16" inches on center

All hardware, instructions, diagrams.

When a pine pergola is attached to a home, posts are removed which allows a savings of $162 per post.



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