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building pergola with two rows of 3 posts. i'd have 2x10 beams mounted on the posts supporting the 2x8 rafters, but i'm curious how far apart i can push my rows of beams. ideally i would love to have them 13' apart with the rafters cantilevered 18' on either end but i'm worried i will have sag.
as a practical matter, the bottom of the girders should be no less than 80 inches high the same as an interior doorway ; if customers want a ceiling fan, the pergola must be tall enough to allow at least 88 inches under the blades. i like to make the overall length of the girders a multiple of 16 inches so rafters lay out predictably. when the
how to build a pergola adding the top beams. again decide how far a part you would like your 2 x 2s to be, if you will grow something on your pergola i suggest 12 inches. mark where all the boards should go and nail or screw them down on top. how to build a pergola finishing up
subtract this from 18 ft or 5.5m, giving 9ft 8' or 3m as the unsupported pergola beam span, which is much more acceptable for 3' x 10' wood. looking down the post, this will leave a head clearance of 6 ft 7' or 2m below the brace. this is how this distance is calculated:
so i need to use a 36 foot beam but i am not sure how thick it needs to be. it will be carrying 4 x 8 x 16 rafters and 1 x 2 pine. also the posts are already in place as we are tearing out the existing pergola with center post. they are 9' - 10' diameter pine set in concrete and with a concrete skirt 36' high. will these posts support the beam.
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i am building myself a pergola. it will have 6x6 posts, 2x8 beams bolted to each side of the posts spanning approx. 17 ft. across the back patio. 2x6 rafters every 12 inches will run atop the beams. it will be free standing anchored in concrete. the size will be approx 17 ft wide by 8 ft deep. i would prefer to go with just 4 posts but i am
a pergola is a garden structure with a trelliswork roof that creates a shaded passageway, outdoor sitting space, or walkway. they are built from vertical posts and frequently includes an open lattice for trained vine plants. the word pergola originates from the latin pergula which loosely refers to a projecting eave source . these decorative yard
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douglas fir maximum horizontal roof rafter span for lumber grade selected structural and no. 1 and no. 2, are indicated below. max. dead load weight of structure and fixed loads 15 lbs/ft 2. live load is weight of furniture, wind, snow and more.. 1 psf lb f /ft 2 = 47.88 n/m 2; 1 ft = 0.3048 m
i often see pergola rafters on decks connected to the house via a ledger boardjust like the deck. and because the ledger board is doing the same basic job as the decks ledger i detail it the same. i remove the houses cladding, paper and flash the opening, then fasten. simpson, ledgerlok, grk, or other ledger screws are ideal in this application.
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figuring out proper pergola rafter spacing can be tricky. we've got instructions and examples to show you how to space rafters when the numbers don't make it easy, when to use an even number of rafters and when to use an odd number, when to start your spacing with a rafter in the very center of the roof, and more.
what is the max distance to span between six by six posts using two by twelve by twenty foot beams for a pergola. stack exchange network stack exchange network consists of 175 q and a communities including stack overflow , the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
aesthetically, cantilevers less than 12 inches long tend to look chopped off i used 18 inches . i like a pergola to appear to expand as it rises, so i bolt each girder to the outside of the post
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need pergola rafter span advice. help. i'm putting in a large patio pergola, 18' x 18'. i'm planning three 6'x6' posts spaced 10' apart along the back and three across the front with 2x10s sandwiching the posts to form the main beam support. these will only span 10' each with bolts through the posts. my question is what size rafters can i span the full 18'? will 2x6s support their own weight
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i'm planning a cedar pergola over my deck. posts will be 6'x6' and will be notched to accept a 'sandwich' beam of two 2'x?'s. across the beams, the rafters will be 2'x6's on 8' centers, which