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How can I replace a pergola ledger that's right under-roof?

I was thinking about replacing my older deck/pergola. I’m planning to do a similar build of the existing deck and feel somewhat confident with the framing and posts. However, I could use some guidance ...
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Freestanding Pergola with 2x12x15ft beams need knee braces to prevent sagging?

I built a freestanding pergola on my existing pool deck. I used pressure-treated lumber, ( southern pine ) eight 6x6 posts sandwiched with 2x12 beams that span approx. 15ft, 14ft and 10ft. All ...
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How to improve oddly designed Pergola structure stability?

I recently removed a 1980's hottub set above my deck, this removal caused me to realize some of the exterior hottub seating turned out to be a bit more structural supporting then first thought. I am ...
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Building a pergola against a garage - can I attach a ledger board to garage door header?

I'd like to attach a pergola to my garage, and add a yard-facing door as well. Here is an annotated picture of my garage: I wrote "roll door" on the picture, but in case it matters, I am ...
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Pergola Material for Desert Climate

I'm building a roughly 12'x12' pergola on a concrete slab in my backyard in Las Vegas. Planning on attaching to house via ledger board. 6x6 posts will be set on metal post bases attached to concrete ...
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5 Post Pergola Design - How big to make the beams and rafters?

I'm building a new deck and pergola in my backyard. The deck is pretty much done, and the pergola posts are in. I'm now I'm trying to decide how to finish up the pergola. Deck is roughly 12 feet wide ...
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How to NOT attach pergola close to house

I want to build a pergola over my back patio slab. I want it to be "immediately" when you walk out the back door. With that being said, for simplicity sake I'd rather not attach the pergola to the ...
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Trying to understand deck plans for pergola post

The deck plans I want to use has a pergola on the deck. It appears to use the same 6x6 post for both the deck and the pergola as can be seen in the rendering included with the plans: I can't figure ...
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How do I add a 16'X16' Pergola to an existing floating deck?

I just completed building a floating deck. It is shaped like a trapezoid, due to the angle of my driveway. The deck is 22.25' on the longest side. The opposite, parallel side is 17.5' long. The ...
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Small pergola -- 4x4 posts okay? 8" or 12" footings? etc

We are planning a small narrow "pergola". Actually it is a weird combination structure. My husband wants a pull-up bar, I want it to be a landscape feature that looks nice, and it will be alongside/...
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Is there a way to have only two posts holding a 20ft wide main cross-beam of a pergola?

Thinking of building a pergola to hold my jasmine up, and to create a shaded area outside our newly built extension. The problem is the patio door opening is around 5m wide, so ideally I don't want ...
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What equipment is needed to raise the side of a pergola that is attached to a house by 1 1/4”

We have a pergola built on our deck and attached to our house. Almost complete. Have discovered that the side of pergola attached to the house needs to be raised by about 1 1/4” for a pitch that ...
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How can I secure pergola posts on condo deck without damaging the deck?

We’re considering installing a pergola or gazebo on our patio deck of our condo (top floor condo in Northern California). Our condo restrictions do not allow us to drill into the decking or the side ...
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Reduce lateral movement for polycarbonate roof over existing deck?

So we are in the process of adding a polycarbonate roof (suntuf) over our existing deck. It's an A-frame roof with different pitches on each side (because I tried where I could to tie my posts into ...
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What size posts are needed for a triangular pavilion?

I'm building a triangular pavilion that will be 18x24x30ft with a 1 foot overhang. The roof will be corrugated metal and the wood will be western red cedar. The posts will be anchored to concrete ...
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Calculating lateral load requirement for canopy

I am adding a 16' x 15' canopy to a patio consisting of two 7.5x16 panels of draped cloth suspended from steel cables, like the product you see here: https://www.infinitycanopy.com/ I would like to ...
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How can I keep 4x4 pergola beams from separating?

We’re building a pergola using 4” thick 7 ft fence posts. The uprights will be separated by the length of a post and fence posts will also run around the top as beams. This will mean that there’s a ...
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Footings Under Existing Concrete Slab Patio

I have an existing, unreinforced concrete slab patio in my back yard. It is 15'x22' in dimensions and the long edge runs parallel to the back of the house, separated from it by about 3'. I'm looking ...
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Pergola Beam Span Weight Capacity

I am building a Pergola with 6x6 posts and Beams attached to my house. The dimensions are 16x14. There will be three post spaced 16 feet from my house. The two end posts will be connected to the ...
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Should I seal western red cedar post ends?

Building an 8x8x8 pergula using TojaGrid brackets, which encase the ends of posts. Never worked with cedar before. Located in NE Ohio, which gets a lot of rain and snow. Bought the 4x4 cedar new last ...
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What beam size for a pavilion with roof on this pergola?

I am designing a pavilion roof that will replace the pergola that we currently have. I plan to strip down the pergola roof to just the posts, then rebuild from there. I will place beams to sit on top ...
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How should we complete this laminate installation?

Problem I purchased some pergo gold underlayment and pergo waterproof laminate flooring and installed it in the kitchen with my brother. This was our first time ever installing any type of flooring, ...
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T Shaped Pergola with Only Two Posts

I'm trying get some advice on whether this design is even possible and if so if my post size and joists are correct (ie safe/structurally sound). I have seen many cantilevered pergolas so I think this ...
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Deck Framing Support for Pergola

I am installing a 12' x 12' pergola on top of my deck, it's a PVC kit but uses wood inside the PVC. It uses 4x4 posts. I am re-doing the decking so I can make framing modifications. I was going to ...
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Pergola post placement

I have contracted someone to build a pergola. The posts are 6x6 and placed oddly due to the back yard dimensions. The issue I have is that the post were set on Sunday and the braces were removed on ...
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Best practice to build a pergola type structure

Having patio pavers laid, I want to build a pergola like structure for my home in the Northeast. Something like this: Questions about best practice: Should I use tubular forms outside the patio? ...
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Fiberglass Ledger Board for Pergola

I am building a 20’x22’ attached Fiberglass pergola to my home. The ledger board is Fiberglas and a length of 19’. The pergola weighs approximately 700 lbs. The wind gusts can reach up to 50 mph, not ...
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18'x16' Pergola Questions

So I’m looking at building a pergola on top of our raised deck off the back of our house. Total dimensions would be 18’x16′ (roughly), raised 8′ above our deck. Our deck is raised off the ground 4′-6′ ...
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Shade sail/fabric covering with sealed/flush edges?

I know the typical shade sail shape is bowed on the edges because of tension, etc. but is it possible to get a completely square shade sail? And also to have that shade sail be completely sealed/...
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Can I leave one of the pergola legs unattached to the ground (just sitting on the patio)?

I am planning to install a pergola over the table and 6 chairs that sit at the corner of my rectangular concrete bricks patio. I am going to dig to install post supports for the three legs that will ...
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Attaching porch roof or pergola to old brick home

I just took apart a very badly made porch attached to an old brick house (built circa 1890). I do not want to go into the details but the old porch was so badly built (cement blocks as footings, ...
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Pergola wing span

I am building a pergola with dimensions of 20x17. I am planning on using 4 6 x 6 posts, 4 2x 10 x 24 feet running along 20, 14 2 x 6x 20 Feet running along 17 feet(rafters), 14 2 x 2 x 24 on top for ...
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How can I replace an existing pergola supporting mature wisteria?

We moved into a home with a 15-year old wooden pergola that is supporting mature summer wisteria vines. Most of the "beams" are 2x4s, all the beams are sagging, and the wooden lattice roof ...
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Roof Design for an Octagon Shaped Pergola

I am looking to put a roof over a octagon shaped patio. I have 4x6 posts at each corner. What size beams would I need to put a pergola styled roof above the patio to span the 12' distance in between ...
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