how far can a 2x6 span for a pergola

The key to designing a pergola is its visual proportion. With 2×6 posts the girders and cross-members will need to be larger otherwise the top of the structure will look undersized and anemic. You also have to consider allowable span based on the size of the pergola you’re building. A 12-foot span is much too long for a 2×6 board for ... 【Get Price】

I have a 16' w x 12' deep concrete patio. I want to build a pergola over it. I will be using 6x6 posts (cemented in the ground) 2x8 or 2x10 headers or beams at 12' lengths and rafters 2x6x18' laid on their 2" side with 2x2x12' slats on top. 【Get Price】

is 8'-9" too far of a pergola beam span with doubled up 2x10's...this measurement is based off off 14' span with 3' knee beaces on each side..i dont want any beam sag... AndrewNJ 09:27AM | 06/26/20 【Get Price】

You can easily span 12' with a 2x12 for a pergola as long as your load is not crazy. What is going on top of the 2x12's? 2x2's? I would set my posts on 12' centers and cantilever 4' on each side. I would also sandwich a 2x12 on each side of the post. There actually is enough information in your question but there are many online beam span charts. 【Get Price】

Building pergola with two rows of 3 posts. I'd have 2x10 beams mounted on the posts supporting the 2x8 rafters but I'm curious how far apart I can push my rows of beams. Ideally I would love to have them 13' apart with the rafters cantilevered 18" on either end but I'm worried I will have sag. 【Get Price】

Longer Pergola Beam Span Options. Many people ask questions about the pergola beam span. It's a real frustration when planning an open structure. Other ways to span this distance are by: Using a reinforced beam. Using a vinyl kit (they can sometimes be found with a 20' span). Putting in a post at 10'. Using corner braces to shorten the span. 【Get Price】