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    Building a 12 X 12 foot pergola 9 feet above my deck, just wndering what would look better 2 X 8's or 2 X 10's based on everyone's experience? Plan to use Pressure treated lumber as I cannot afford clear cedar board to mathc my deck material...any suggestions?

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    Re: Pergola Material Size

    Originally posted by deckrookie View Post
    Building a 12 X 12 foot pergola 9 feet above my deck, just wndering what would look better 2 X 8's or 2 X 10's based on everyone's experience? Plan to use Pressure treated lumber as I cannot afford clear cedar board to mathc my deck material...any suggestions?
    It depends upon what your talking about .. ? Rafters ? Beams ?

    I think the beam's should be bigger than the rafters, - 2x8 rafters, 2x10 beams

    Here is a recent pergola design we just did over a outdoor kitchen. 2x10 beams. 2x8 rafters, 2x2 stringers, 12" round poly columns.
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    Bayn
    [url]http://www.autumnwoodconstruction.com/[/url]

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      I have been looking into building one of these over a patio that I have. I definitely think that it can change the look of things. I like the bigger wood personally. How are you guys accenting your areas? Has anyone seen http://www.familyleisure.com/Casual-Patio-Furniture? What do you guys think?
      Last edited by lovemydeck; 09-07-2011, 06:00 PM.

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        From a design perspective keeping proportions in mind, I think the 2x10 beams and 2x8 joists is the way to go
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          Re: Pergola Material Size

          ihave alway preffered the bigger look.
          steve scholl
          Steven Scholl
          www.TheDeckBarn.com
          Wholesale DeckParts to the world
          Aluminum Balusters and Vinyl Railing

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            Re: Pergola Material Size

            look at these:
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            Steven Scholl
            www.TheDeckBarn.com
            Wholesale DeckParts to the world
            Aluminum Balusters and Vinyl Railing

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