the floating deck under the pergola the pergola was attached to a floating deck. in order for the pergola to be structurally stable and not damage the carpeted floor that it sits on, we needed to build the floating deck first and attach the pergola to the deck frame.
add an attached pergola to a pool house to create a covered area or add it to the wall extending from your kitchen slider to expand your homes living space. our pergolas attach to a wall and extend out away from a building, giving you more covered space for your outdoor gatherings. all of our attached pergola kits include a 2×8 ledger board.
the ledger attached to the house runs 32'. parallel to that, the cantilever is 12' away from the house, and the overhang is 2'. this means my deck's entire depth is 14' from the edge to the wall of the house. the floor joists run perpendicular to the ledger.
how to attach pergola posts to deck. hello, i've always reserched this site for answers, but this is the first time for posting a thread. hubby and i have built a deck, free standing, and now want to add a pergola. i've found 'pryda bolt down post anchors', description of the product says used for locating posts onto existing deck.
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. check back in a couple weeks for part two in this series for the tutorial on how to build a pergola using the simpson strong-tie beautiful new outdoor accents hardware line.
strong-tie connectors were an integral part of building this deck so that its safe and structurally sound. the deck measures about 14 feet by 16 feet, so its a pretty substantial size. i cant wait to share the pergola build with you we used the brand new outdoor accents line,
there are several ways to attach a pergola to a deck but they all depend on the size of your pergola and the construction of your deck. if possible, a pergola anchored to a footing is best. cutting out the deck to allow the pergola posts to reach a footing anchors is ideal. if the you are building a pergola on a 2nd level deck, the support structure may have to be altered to accommodate the additional weight.
4. large floating deck with pergola. this beautiful deck was our featured image at the top because it is not only expansive and well-made, but stylish as well. the deck features a built-in bench running the full length, with matching table and pergola. 5. small garden floating deck. this deck proves that no space is too small for a nice floating deck.
at that site, they are adamant about not recommending attaching a pergola to the floating deck. get price. attaching pergola posts to deck beams/joists - building. i'm building a wood deck with a pergola. my plan is to utilize the deck structure beams and joists, both 2' x 8's to secure the pergola posts. i've seen.
at the lowest corner, nearest the house, the deck is one step above the sidewalk. the deck is 18 inches off the ground at the highest corner, diagonally across from the lowest corner. a 16'x16' pergola would have 3 of the corner posts or columns directly above concrete pillars,
the first and possibly most important step of installing your pergola is to properly lay out the column placement. proper column placement will help to ensure that your pergola will stand strht and look great. when using the deck mount kit, support blocking will need to be added under the deck.
at that site, they are adamant about not recommending attaching a pergola to the floating deck. they recommend poured footings for the pergola and build the floating deck around it - keeping them separate. this late realized bit of advice spoils the simplicity of my whole plan. searching for alternate advice has lead me to this site.
a pergola's primary purpose is to provide a place for climbing vines, not to provide shelter. it does provide some partial shade when the sun is at an angle to the girders, but not much. you can always cover it with corrugated plastic/metal or fabric to provide shade.
rmiz24 if your pergola is not attached to a solid structure. such as a house . than you need to run your posts through the deck and attached to piers or solid concrete.also place them either next to a rim joist or beam structure. then you are able to solid block them also between joists. this also gives you the backing to re-attach your decking.
properly attach your support posts to the deck: the four posts of your pergola need to be attached to the joist structure under the deck, not the floorboards of the deck. this is a lot like finding studs in your walls when youre hanging something heavy.