This week I, once again, got my inspiration from The Family Handyman magazine. This month they have a patio pergola as their do-it-yourself project. Here in Texas, the majority of the time, we spend a lot of time outside. In the summer months it is harder to do that with the sun beating down on us. A pergola is a great way to give partial shade to an area without cutting the beautiful sunshine completely. With a pergola, vines could be coaxed to climb it to provide a more natural environment that blends more into the outdoors. Adding to our living space by creating a usable outdoor area is a great way to enjoy the normally fabulous weather that Texas offers.