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085 - A single free-standing pergola with 4 corner supports (using 8 corner support brackets) covering a poolside patio

Adding corner supports to your free-standing or attached pergola is quite easy and should take you no more than 1 hour (maybe 2 for larger pergolas with a lot of corner supports). You won't need any speciality tools, either... just a tape measure, level, drill, ladder and chop saw (aka table saw or miter saw).

Our corner support kits include all the brackets and hardware you'll need to assemble the supports. You'll just need to purchase your 4x4 or 6x6 wood locally from a building supply or home improvement store.


  • Never leave your pergola unattended before installation is complete and the pergola is secured to the ground.
  • Follow instructions precisely to avoid injury to yourself or others.
  • Avoid scratching or bending the Zen pergola brackets to protect against potential rusting.
  • Safety glasses and safety gloves are encouraged during installation.
  • Avoid installing your Zen pergola during inclement weather including rain, snow or windy conditions.
  • In the event that you have pieces missing, please contact us at
  • You agree to hold ZENPERGOLAS.COM and any authorized dealers free of any liability for improper installation, maintenance and repair of any ZENPERGOLAS.COM products.


You'll need the following simple tools to assemble the corner supports:

Tape Measure + Level
Chop Saw


Step 1

Step 1

Use a tape measure to measure your desired length of the corner support from the shortest point to the shortest point (i.e. the highest point on the vertical post to the closest point on the horizontal beam).

Step 2

Step 2

Depending on the size of your support brackets (6x6 or 4x4), mark a 6x6 post (actual size 5.5" x 5.5") or 4x4 post (actual size 3.5" x 3.5") at the interval you measured in step 1. Then use a chop saw (aka table saw or miter saw) to cut the post at the marks you made.

Step 3

Step 3

For each corner support...

a) Slide a support bracket onto each end of the corner support post as shown in the image on the left. Slide the brackets as far as they can go (i.e. until the wood post hits the bracket wall and can't go any further).

b) Use 4 stainless steel screws (included in the kit) to secure each end of the post into the support bracket.

c) Set the corner support in place so it's firmly against both the vertical post and the roof beam. Then use 4 more stainless steel screws (2 per bracket) to secure the support brackets to the vertical post and the roof beam.

Repeat these steps for each corner support.