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The Bearers and Joists
The bearers were placed on top of the posts, and fixed with 100mm (4″) galvanized nails skewed/toe nailed through the bearers into the posts.
The bearers between the pergola posts were butt jointed against the posts and fixed with galvanized nail plates (see picture above).
The joists were placed on top of the bearers, and fixed to the ledger (the board bolted against the house) with joist hangers (see picture above) and fixed to the bearers with 100mm (4″) galvanized nails.
The joists were spaced @ 450crs (18″ O.C.) and were left over length to be trimmed off later.