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Old 12-25-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Need Pergola Plans

Can Anyone Give Me Guidance About Getting Plans For A Freestanding Pergola On A Cement Patio. Reaaly Appreciate The Help, Longing For Spring!


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Old 12-25-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Many different ways to build one - I built ours which encompnasses about 1000 sq ft with various areas (what we call the main, dining, walkway, and bedroom patios). When I built I drove neighborhoods looking at how others built, web searches, etc. We did what I call "hanging posts" which put the cross support members up high maximizing the height and view. Here's a link to some pictures of it:
  • 4x4 posts
  • 2x6 joists
  • 2x2 toppers (~30" span across the joists)
  • all above doug fir, rough saw finished by the lumber yard
  • corbels cut by the lumber yard
  • 2x6 ledger board on the house
  • 2 primer and 1 finish coats before assembly, another finish coat sprayed once in place (all the 2x2 was the most work)
  • joists/posts lag bolted together (a electric impact wrench is a big plus)
  • 2x2 toppers screwed down, not nailed
  • posts in a bracket bolted into the concrete patio, bracket creates a space so the wood is not left in the wet


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Old 03-26-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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found a manual of a free standing LINK REMOVED
and some pictures you can refer to... might help

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