Toja Grid Pergola Kit + How to Assemble it in 45 Minutes

Toja Grid creates modern pergola designs using a grid-like structure. (Hence, the name). Although simple in shape, the Toja Grid Pergola has a contemporary, sophisticated look. In fact, it makes an impressive statement.

Modern and Contemporary Toja Grid Pergola Wood Frame, Metal Brackets and Fabric Canopy

Pros & Cons of this Pergola + Canopy:

If you like rugged, industrial or minimalistic design, you have probably already fallen in love with this pergola. That said, this shade structure also looks great with modern architecture, a beach cottage, a rustic cabin, a country farmhouse and more.

Unlike other DIY pergola kits, this one does not include the frame. Instead, you go to your local home improvement store and pick up the 4×4 lumber.

Toja Grid gives you all of the steel brackets, hardware and shade sail. And most importantly, they provide the instructions on how to complete this DIY construction project in under an hour.

Modern Square/Rectangle Pergola with Black Steel FrameNote: The Modern Steel Pergola puts a different twist on contemporary-styled backyard structures.

Compared to the Toja, it comes with an adjustable canopy that provides shade from the sides as well as the top.

Is this Pergola Worth the Price?

Tjoa Grid Shade Structure

I’ll get straight to the elephant in the room, though. This kit costs about $800.

This price surprises some people because you also have to purchase your own lumber. I mean, why not purchase an assemble-yourself portable pergola that includes the frame?

However, keep in mind that the custom-designed brackets allow you to complete this home improvement project in under 1 hour. And, you get a built-in, super strong structure.

Note: The end result looks high-end and professional. Plus, you didn’t have to pay a contractor to install the pergola for you. In many cases, the outdoor shade structure improves the value of the home simply by adding more living space.

Portable structures don’t really enhance the value of your home like a built-in unit like the Toja Grid. Not only do you increase your property’s value and create outdoor living space, you ad a big block of shade too. Talk about killing 3 birds with one stone!

Toja Grid Pergola Package Includes:

Toja Grid Metal Brackets for Pergola Frame Shade Structure

  • Shade Sail with fastening buckles
  • 4 corner brackets
  • 4 solo post brace brackets
  • All wood screws needed for assembly

High-Quality Pergola Canopy Fabric:

Along with the modern frame style, the shade canopy also carries a high-end contemporary look. It features a sophisticated matte black graphite color that not only looks good, it hides dirt well.

The canopy fabric, High Density Polyethylene, carries several advantages for outdoor furnishings. For example, it has good UV resistance, excellent ensile strength and is not affected by wet conditions. In addition, the fabric is easy to care for, dries quickly and looks attractive.

It’s not surprising that this material is used in a wide range of outdoor furniture, landscape netting, fencing, tow ropes and more.

Note: By the way, Toja Grid makes their shade sail easy to install and take down. Therefore, if you need to remove it during the winter, you don’t have to worry about a daunting, time-consuming task. Just more creative thinking that went into this pergola’s high-quality design.

Toja Grid Modern Pergola that You Can Assemble Yourself in Under 1 Hour
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Toja Grid Pergola Specs:

  • Bracket Material: 14 Gauge Steel with Black Zinc Powder Coat
  • Bracket Color: Black
  • Shade Sail Material: 100% HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Mono-Filament
  • Shade Sail Color: Matte Black Graphite
  • 3 Size Options: 10′ x 10′ or 10′ x 12′ or 12′ x 12′
  • Lumber Not Included
  • Manufacturer: Toja Grid, Inc
  • Get the Toja Grid Kit Here

How to Assemble the Toja Grid Pergola:

Toja Grid Pergola KitAssembling the Toja Grid Pergola Kit is fairly straightforward. In fact, the manufacturer states that this project only take about 45 minutes to complete.

You don’t need a bunch of tools either. Just grab a stepladder, drill, tape measure and a level.

That said, due to its size, you will want to have a friend help you. Particularly when you raise the canopy and insert the lumber into the metal corner brackets. (The manufacturer actually recommends 3 people for the job.)

You can view the assembly process below in this short video. Also, you can download the assembly instructions here.

Note: By design, the structure actually measures 9.5″ larger than the shade size. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends that you leave 10″ of leeway in your outdoor space design.