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Menlo Park Outdoor Entertainment Area traditional-patio

Menlo Park Outdoor Entertainment Area


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September 12, 2014
Belinda Raedel wrote:
How did you attach the beams to the ledger or house?
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Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
This was a pre-existing house, so the connection was a bit tricky. A large ledger board is bolted to the house framing at the upper floor level. The beams were then hung off the ledger with a structural hanger. Be very diligent in making sure the the connection/penetration points are not a source of water intrusion into the wall - via flashing, waterproof membranes and caulking. All structural elements were recessed, filled, plugged and painted for minimal visibility.
We always recommend the involvment of a structural engineer in arbors of this magnitude and complexity.
    Bookmark   September 12, 2014 at 3:29PM
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July 28, 2014
hfc4779 wrote:
How did you attach both the horizontal and vertical beams to the posts
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Each post is a structural steel tube with a threaded rod on its top. The layers of beams are drilled and set atop the post with the threaded rod running through the beams. A washer and nut are then tightened down to make a snug connection. The posts were then veneered with wood to achieve the appearance of a paneled column.
These structural techniques were pursued to minimize visibility of any hardware, but also to meet stringent California earthquake codes. If you are building such a structure you should consult with a structural engineer to make sure that any esthetic ideas are also structurally sound!
    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:12PM
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April 11, 2013
cemarling wrote:
Pergola - Is the pergola painted cedar?
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 11:33AM
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Timothy J Hawley
Love the pergola, something else beautiful is a metal decorative top that gives great shading
    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 9:11AM
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October 16, 2012
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The porch paving is Connecticut Bluestone, set on and mortared to a concrete slab base. The stone appears darker than normal, due to the photograph being taken when it was wet.
    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 5:18PM
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October 16, 2012
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Connecticut Bluestone set on a concrete base
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