The standard overhang of a pergola roof is one foot. If the pergola is an attached pergola, the overhang will only be on the sides not attached to the Ledger Board. If the pergola is unattached and freestanding next to the primary building then there are several roof options. The placement of the posts also come into play.
4 standoffs for 6X6 posts 4 5/8 expansion bolts. Pergola Post-Setting Options. Normally, a free-standing pergola would be built on concrete piers, sunk below the frost line. Since the patio was in good, solid shape, with concrete 5 to 6 thick, we took the instant-gratification route and built it right on the patio.
Notching a Post for A Deck or Pergola July 25, 2017 To adapt these cool, old turned posts to a new pergola, I needed to notch the tops for support of a haunch that will hold other pieces of the pergola.
Setting 4 posts is not as easy as digging the holes and placing the post in the ground. If these posts represent the four corners of a structure, then they will need to be squared. Otherwise, the building materials that are attached to the posts will not fit properly. Over the years, the building
A pergola is a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. Capping the Posts. To make the post caps, cut square
To make sure that the footprint is completely strht use the builders square to check that all corners are 90 degrees. Depending upon the length of the pergola, and where it will be positioned on the wall of your house, you will see from Fig 8 below how the footprint of the pergola will look.
For example, for a 9-foot-tall pergola, use 12-foot posts with 3 feet underground for ample support. Dig a hole for each corner post to the correct depth and 12 inches in diameter. Pour 3 inches of gravel into the bottom of each posthole. Tamp it down with a shovel or hoe handle. Place a 4-inch-by-4-inch post in the center of a post hole.