Old 08-06-03, 08:50 AM
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Talking Pergola

I'm thinking of adding a pergola to the house, about 22ftx8ft, using three 6x6 posts and 2x6 beams and rafters (any comments?). Which type of wood should I be using - ideally I would like to stain the wood rather than paint it. Thanks for any help/comments.
Old 08-06-03, 06:58 PM
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22' of width, 3 posts, and 2X6 for the beam?? You're overspanning the beam. And, since you probably won't find 22' 2X6's, you would have a splice on the center post.

How big of footings are required for this structure?

Do you have a snow load or wind load to meet? What siesmic zone are you in?

Best go to your local bldg. dept. and get some answers.

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