Timbers are commonly used in outdoor structures both for structural support and for visual appeal. We supply timbers of all sizes, from standard 4x4 and 6x6 up to 30" dimensions or more.
You can buy premade arbor kits from just about any store but most will be thin, flimsy and use inferior hardware. Building your own however will allow you to control the quality and size to fit your exact needs and save you money if you want to do a little sweat equity. It is really pretty easy, a good weekend project for almost any skill level.
A pergola is a garden feature with vertical posts and a lattice type top that is designed for visual appearance or to allow climbing plants to be trained.