Build An Amazing DIY Pergola And Firepit With Swings

The folks at have laid out all the plans to create this incredible outdoor pergola and fire pit. There is even an option for a built in movie screen. It is simply stunning! Here are all the details.


Build a Circular Pergola with Firepit, Swings, and Adirondack Chairs
by Brett and Lauren from Little White House Blog

Welcome to Stillwater Farm! We are Brett and Lauren Ashworth from Birmingham, Alabama, and we’re self professed Remodelaholics! We purchased our first historic fixer upper in 2011, but lost the home in a tornado just three months later. After a long search for the perfect property, we now live in our dream farmhouse and absolutely love it.

Brett is a career Firefighter and is the overall facilitator and muscle behind all-things-reno at the farm. I work part-time and devote the rest of my time as a SAHM to our precious son, homemaking and cultivating our farmhouse dreams. We have a passion for restoration and we’re eager to see our property transform. You can join us over on our blog as we embark on the ultimate DIY: Our 100 year old farmhouse!

Without a doubt, one of our most beloved DIY projects and our favorite area to retreat on the farm is our outdoor pergola and fire pit. It is truly an outdoor oasis and an area we created for the sole purpose of bringing our family and friends together. It’s a conversation piece around our small town and we love making s’mores, star gazing and relaxing here at the end of the day. We are so excited to collaborate with Remodelaholic to bring you this tutorial so that you can create a retreat like this to enjoy at your own home!


Time and Cost Breakdown:

This depends on how hard you want to work and what your skill level is. If you have at least two individuals dedicated to the project who have general knowledge on carpentry and power tools, you can complete this project in a weekend. Because we were only working in our spare time (some evenings and weekends) and Brett worked alone many days, it took us about two weeks to finish our project.

Material Cost–

  • $1300 – All materials with the exception of seating and lighting.
  • (Six) 6 foot porch swings$600-$2000 depending on where you purchase them or if you choose to build them yourself and what materials you choose to use. We purchased ours for $100 per swing.
  • (Six) Adirondack Chairs – $300-$1200 depending on where you purchase them or if you choose to build them yourself. We built our own and spent $50 per chair in materials.
  • $75 – Outdoor String Lights (optional)


Estimated Total Cost–

We spent approximately $2,300.00 on our project. This includes daily equipment rental of an auger and all materials. No labor is included in this over all cost as this was entirely a DIY project. The cost for this project could range as high as $5,000 depending on potential labor costs, seating options and material choices.

IMPORTANT NOTE from the Lauren and Brett: 

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