Attaching Cross Beams to Pergola

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Learn how to attach cross beams to main beams when building trellis or pergola in this free garden remodel video from a home construction expert. View Video Transcript

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Bob Street

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Hi, I'm Bob Street with Houdini Home Repair on behalf of Expert Village. In this clip we are going to put the cross board on top of the trellis, 20 foot all the way across there. There will be 11 of them. I can't wait. We are just marking off the ends. Our beams are pretty straight so we are just marking what is hanging over each beam which happens to be 6 3/8 inches so we are just going ahead and marking them so when we put them up there, we know if we got to fudge the beam in or out just a little bit. So that is what we are doing here. We are just marking all of these before we pass them up. That's the frost. We are going to carry up one side of the beam and placing it on the main beam. Then carry up the other side placing it on the other beam. We are going to fasten down our top cross boards to our beam and we've already got them marked here 6 3/8 from the end, both ends and we've got a layout mark every 20 inches. We are on that mark. What we are going to do is screw down, check our marks and we are good. Just do that 3 more times and on to our next board. I'll set those screws a little, one more and there you have it. Well that's all the work that Bob will be doing on the trellis. Now the stone mason will be coming in to put the cultured stone on the bases and the painters will paint the column and attach the tops. So Bob is done, thanks for watching.