three support posts will be done this way and the forth post will sit directly on top of the deck on a support rafter. i plan on digging below this point and setting one more post. the pergola will be simple it will be 7' x 12' and have 2' x 6' treated boards on it.
the issue with a pergola on a deck is not the connection to the deck - if done properly. it is with the deck just sitting on concrete blocks with no connection means to the concrete or the ground whatsoever. this brings me to the pros and cons of the concrete blocks. they are very cheap. $10 each or so. this appeals to many people understandably.
deck and patio after repair and addition of wood pergola. the wood deck and tile covered concrete patio on the back of mike and maureen jamess house had deteriorated over time and were in need of repair to improve the outdoor living area on the back of their house.
when attached to a home, deck, doorway, or garage, a pergola can serve as a beautiful element that connects and intrigues. use these stylish pergola designs as inspiration for your own home.
these pergola footings are going to be set on the deck foot anchor which is a combination of a helical blade for anchoring to the soil and a large load plate that will distribute the weight of the pergola to the ground.
a pergola can be a free standing structure or you can construct one that attaches to the side of your house. building an attached pergola, 16 feet by 20 feet, on your deck can be done by first determining if your deck is big enough for this size of pergola.
however, a pergola actually reduces the number of people who can stand on the deck and we were required to size our deck beams based on people standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a foot of snow . if the weight of a pergola is going to threaten the structure then the deck should be rebuilt.
the deck and pergola makeover project we thought would take a week or two, but ended up being over a month is finally complete if youve missed me on instagram stories lately, blame the deck and pergola makeover.
with the location and size determined, we can get started on the pergola construction. if, like ours, your pergola will be sitting on top of an existing deck, the 6×6 pergola posts must be located over top of the existing support structure. this means locating the existing deck joists.
your pergola adds an interesting element to your outdoor space, but unlike a more formal porch, it doesn't do much to keep you out of the rain. if you're looking for options to cover your outdoor structure -- either permanently or just from season to season -- you can choose from any number of materials to do the job.
this step by step diy woodworking project is about deck pergola plans. this detailed article features instructions and complete diagrams about building a deck pergola. adjust the design of the simple gazebo to suit your needs and budget. this project requires basic tools and materials, so that any person with basic skills can get the job done
this way, the deck would be nice and square and the back edge would be perfectly strht. we did this for the front end of the deck as well. holy moly, you guys. we built a floating deck it measures about 14 feet x 16 feet. now that the deck is done, the next step is to build the pergola.
no actually. that pergola is attached to the house which i said i can't do for clearance reasons. additionally my question is about whether i can get away with mounting it to my deck. in the pic its not clear what they did, they probably built the deck and pergola at the same time with dug posts. garlicman jul 21 '13 at 15:16
building a pergola on a deck. pergolas are top heavy and can sway in the wind without lateral bracing and can act experience strong uplift forces as the pergola acts as a sail. attaching sections of rail in between pergola posts will strengthen the pergola. installing 45 degree bracing in between the post and header beam will also increase stability.
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