pergola design? stregnth
My family and I have agreed on building a pergola in our backyard. We have found the location for it and I have an idea in my mind on what i want it to look like, but we recently purchased a bench swing and I need the pergoloa to be able to hold up the weight of the bench and two full grown people...all 3 combined, less then 500 pounds. Is that possible? It will of course have more support than the 4 posts in corners, and the posts that I will purchase will most likely be 4x4 or bigger... What do you think?