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Posted on Planning to Build a Pergola on a existing deck but I don't know how to attach the posts.

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 02:45 AM

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. I know it sounds like over kill but most pergolas are not designed for lateral stress. Which makes it easy for wind to get them moving. I hope you have a enjoyable time with your project. I also look forward to seeing it here when you finish!!!!!!

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