Step 5: Install Beams
Now that the posts (and ledger, in the case of attached pergolas) are in place, it's time to install the beams. There are 2 options for this step...
- Option A: The "traditional" method (which involves drilling holes in the beams), or
- Option B: Using beam attachment brackets to secure the beams to the posts (no hole-drilling required).
This 1st video shows how to install the beams using the TRADITIONAL METHOD (Option A).
This 2nd video shows how to install the beams using BEAM ATTACHMENT BRACKETS (Option B).
Once you have a good understanding of how to install the beams using either of these 2 methods, click here to continue to the next video.