Patio Structure - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 57
Rewards Points: 45

Patio Structure

I am planning to build a backyard patio in the next few months and I have come up with the tentative plan shown in the attached pictures. It will be freestanding with the back end overlapping the end of my house roof by a foot or so (just enough to keep the rain out). All wood will be PT pine.

  • Posts: 6x6x12'L buried 3' deep in concrete spaced 9' OC Front-to-Back and 14' OC Left-to-Right (x4)
  • Headers: Double 2x12x22'L (x2)
  • Diagonal Braces: Double 2x8 (x8)
  • Joists: 2x6x12'L spaced 16" OC
  • Nailing Strips: 1x4 spaced 24" OC
  • Roof: 26"W x 12'L Galvanized Steel Panels (x11)
My main concern is the 14' spacing between the posts. Are double 2x12's with diagonal braces sufficient for this span (or even overkill)? Keep in mind I am in south Louisiana so no need to design for a snow load. Only weight will be a pair of ceiling fans. Just looking for guidance at this point so feel free to shoot as many holes in the design as you like.

Also, what would be the best way to attach the diagonal braces to the posts and headers? Brackets or lag bolts?
Attached Thumbnails
Patio Structure-patio1.jpg   Patio Structure-patio2.jpg   Patio Structure-patio3.jpg   Patio Structure-patio4.jpg  


Lafayette, LA
GeauxCajuns82 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transition from a new pitched patio to an existing level patio barlav Concrete, Stone & Masonry 1 05-03-2013 05:20 AM
how to transform concrete patio into deck IsabellaS Landscaping & Lawn Care 5 07-04-2012 07:41 PM
Covered patio structure pitched roof WHBIII Building & Construction 8 06-01-2011 04:52 PM
Patio Cracked & Sinking silvabul Building & Construction 3 05-04-2011 09:53 AM
Patio sub structure and lavel 034139 Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 04-18-2011 09:25 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1