Christopher Hund

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Thanks for the input, Marco.  You gave me some good ideas.

Thank you, Bryant.

I was thinking much the same - 6 posts.  

Here's the pergola I had in mind:

http://www.ana-white.com/2013/04/pergola

I'd be using 9'x6"x6" posts for mine.  The pergola in this photo is, of course, using just four 10'x4"x4" posts.  Otherwise, mine would be much the same.  2"x6" beams (I hope I'm using that term correctly) across the long side of the structure, two of those on each side.  I'd then use 13'x2"x6" rafters, probably spaced out every foot and a half or so.  And then again across the long end on top I'd use 17'x2"x4" wood, just like they're using in that photo.  

I'd definitely want to add the knee braces, like on this one.  I think i'll be planning on notching all these timbers together, as well.  I like pergola look when they are notched together (unlike this one).
Hi all,

I am building a 12'x16' pergola.  I was planning on using 6"x6" posts to give the whole thing a beefier look and feel.  It's very windy where I live, as well, and I want this structure to be able to withstand the elements.  Would four posts be sufficient?  Or should I plan on 6 posts, with three along the 16' side?  I was planning on using 2"x6" beams connected to these posts.  

I'm not planning on covering the pergola, so any snow or rain won't be accumulating on the top of it.  

Sincere thanks for any insights,
C.J.