A couple of years ago, Workbench magazine offered plans for a Sun-Filtering Pergola, a decorative grid that covers a deck or patio. It's been a popular plan at PlansNOW too. So I was happy to see them offer a variation on the pergola concept in the current issue. It's called the Eyebrow Pergola. It looks terrific, and it's not difficult to build. No special tools or skills required. This one's worth checking out.
You can find the August, 2008 issue of Workbench on the newsstand for the next couple of weeks. Or, the plan alone is available at PlansNOW.com.