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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all, a buddy and I are planning to build a pergola over a deck I have in my back yard. Neither of us have experience with this. I have some experience with DIY building small projects, but not a lot. He's an architect and can design things, but doesn't have construction experience. That...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We are trying to big a pergola in our back yard. Problem is, half of the desired area for the structure is covered in dirt but the other half is exposed aggregate. At least 2 of the 6 posts will need to be sunk in the exposed aggregate part of the structure area. What do we use to get our hole dug?
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone First post so let me know if I need to give any additional info I will be pouring a new concrete patio soon to replace my old wood deck. It will be aprox. 4 inch thick fiber reinforced with wire mesh reinforcements as well. The whole slab will be about 750 sq. ft total. I...
  4. Building & Construction
    I finally got around to designing my backyard via the image below. I'm looking for constructive feedback before I begin. I live in North Florida. The pergola posts will be 18 inches from the house wall and retaining wall. I may move them in another 6 inches to have a longer overhang. Are the...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    General question while I continue to do some research: I live in the midwest (MO) where temps can get pretty cold in the winter. I currently have a 20X24 concrete slab patio, and I would like to build a pergola to provide shade and a wind barrier (I live on a hill that gets considerable...
  6. Building & Construction
    We are in the middle of building a small patio. 8x8 ft. Digging out & leveling the soil, then gravel then concrete sand, then either pavers or fieldstone. We also want to build a pergola, roughly the same size. Advice? I'm a total newbie. Is there anyway to do the patio and then attach the...
  7. Building & Construction
    We are wanting to build a pergola on a wooden deck that is raised about 4 feet off the ground. Looking for suggestions on how to best secure the posts without having go under the deck, dig and concrete them in.
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. I'm a first time poster that just found this website when I was searching for information. My wife and I are planning on purchasing a Steel Pergola with canopy from home depot that we want to put in the backyard. Our yard is not too big and the plan is not to stay in this house for...
  9. Carpentry
    My house has an old pergola that consists of three large (6x12?) beams and several 2x joists on top of the beams. Both of the large beams that run perpendicular to the joists have some serious wood rot on one end. The large beams measure 5.5" by 11.25" (6x12?). I would like...
  10. Building & Construction
    Ok this will be the start of our Pergola build and I will document it here for anyone who would like to use in the future to maybe help them out. I have been researching the best way to install Pergola posts and most people are against burying the wooden post in concrete for fear it will rot in...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Ok. Hopefully someone can help me solve this hopefully minor calculation. 7 years ago we put 1 inch brick pavers over our pool decking. We now are getting ready to extend the decking and add a pergola and we want the pavers from the extension to seamless flow into the pavers over the pool...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    I have been trying forever to get on roofingtalk.com but the site is taking forever to process so i came here. I want to put a front porch on my house. It will NOT be attached. The only attachment will be in the ground/footings. I want it this way for "code" purposes. I plan on doing 6...
  13. Building & Construction
    I have some design questions about a pergola design. It will be 14 feet wide by 12 feet long and made from pressure treated lumber (painted). I am replacing a pergola attached to my townhouse on two sides. The two sides of the townhouse form an “L” shape. I want to cover the pergola with...
  14. Building & Construction
    I have dug around on the net and on this forum and have not seen much in the way of how to sandwich beams around the back corner post of a triangle shaped pergola. A square or rectangle pergola is easy since none of the posts have beams connecting from two different angles while in the same...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi all- I'm building a pergola on an existing concrete slab. I'm using 4x4's, and I'm trying to find the best way to attach them to the concrete. I bought some Simpson Strongtie ABA44 post bases, are they as good as the AB44? Although the ABs been discontinued, I know a place I can get them...
  16. Building & Construction
    i'm looking to build a 10'x10' free standing pergola. i'm located in corona, ca so the winds can be strong a couple times a year. option 1 buy 4"x4"x12' pressure treated wood and dig a 10" diameter hole 24" deep and use concrete to embed it. option 2 buy 4"x4"x8' douglas fir (painted) and put...
  17. Carpentry
    Last month, I cemented in two 10-foot 6x6 posts to use as supports for a small pergola over my garden bench. Due to family issues, I was not able to get back to the project until this last weekend. To my dismay, one post was bent forward at the top, but was still square. The other post was...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hello, I have a pergola with 20ft long girders and 14ft long cross-beams or rafters. I have notched only the cross-beams and installed them onto the girders. Unfortunately, I couldn't get to installing brackets on the beams until a week later, and the beams became warped and bent. All the wood...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am building a free standing pergola about 14'x16'. The problem I am having is that it isn't as sturdy as I would like. Posts are 4x6 and beams are 2x10. I haven't put the rafters up, but they are going to be 2x4. And also haven't put up the knee braces. Any suggestions about making it...
  20. Carpentry
    I'm building a basic wood pergola over my back patio. I will be pouring concrete to extend the patio which I'll build the pergola over, so I can pour my corner footings rather than drilling into existing concrete. I'm trying to figure out what is the best tie down for 6x6 corner posts. I found...
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