Pergola Design


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Old 08-30-02, 10:54 AM
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Pergola Design

I'm planning on building a 12' X 15' free standing cedar pergola on an existing concrete patio and I have a couple questions:

1. I'd like to use anchors and post brackets to attach the 4X4 posts to the concrete patio. Any problem with weight on what I assume is a four inch thick patio?

2. Where can I find guidance on sizing (i.e., 2X8 versus 2X10) for not only the beams supporting the rafters, but the size and spacing on the rafters to maximize the shading provided during the sunniest part of the day?

3. Anybody know a great web site for pergola plans?

Thanks -

Ken
 
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Old 08-30-02, 12:37 PM
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Ken,

I hope these sites provide some good information that you are requesting. There is no major issues regarding the 4" slab - the weight is not an issue unless you are building something EXTERMELY heavy.

http://www.michaelholigan.com/Shoppi...sp?pfid=shd923

http://www.plansnowinprint.com/pergola.html

http://www.qualitypergola.co.uk/cons...age01/cons.htm

http://www.stanco-inc.com/index.htm

http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=howT...c=howToLibrary

http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jhtml?s...ata/sc_781.xml

Hope these help!
 
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Old 08-30-02, 12:55 PM
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Ken,

Just in case those sent earlier weren't enough, have these to view;

http://www.finehouse.net/Pergola/Pergola4.htm

http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jhtml?s...data/15020.xml

http://www.bhg.com/home/Pergola-Designs.html

http://www.buildeazy.com/deckseatpergola.html

http://www.designlattice.com.au/diypergola.htm (please use the diagrams as reference only)

http://www.coolaroo.com/html/diybuilding.htm (please use the diagrams as reference only)

Good Luck!
 
 

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