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What type of wood posts should be used?
You can use any straight and dry standard size 4×4 or 6×6 posts available at your local lumber retailer. Cedar and Redwood are two of the most popular choices for pergola projects. However, depending on your budget, you could use pressure-treated wood (least expensive) or choose a tropical hardwood like Ipe (most expensive).
Note: Lumber dimensions for standard 4×4 wood posts are 3.5”x3.5” and 6×6 wood posts are 5.5″x5.5″
how are the LINX brackets constructed?
Constructed of high-grade steel, we use 50% thicker steel than other products that provide strength and long-lasting durability. Precision welding leaves the inside tube free and clear allowing for standard 4×4 and 6×6 posts attaching with ease, with no need for sanding or planing. LINX brackets go through a rigorous process of galvanization, primer, ending with durable long-lasting powder-coated finishes. We also take the extra step of powder coating our fasteners to match our brackets for that finished look!
What are the dimensions of the built pergola?
◼︎Using 4×4 Brackets:
Add 4″ for each bracket that is used in the build. EXAMPLE: (10’x10′) Using 10′ posts for the build, the outside dimensions are 10′ 8″ width X 10′ 8″ length x 10′ 4″ height.
◼︎Using 6×6 Brackets:
Add 6″ for each bracket that is used in the build. EXAMPLE: (10’x10′) Using 10′ posts for the build, the outside dimensions are 11′ width X 11′ length x 10′ 6″ height.
◼︎Example of how the posts join at the (corner) LINX Trifit bracket
◼︎finished outside dimensions | 10’x10′ Pergola build using 4×4 brackets and 10′ wood posts
what is the typical height when building a pergola?
The most common height of pergolas is approximately 8′. Using an 8′ post the overall height when using 4×4 brackets is 8′ 4″, and when using 6×6 brackets is 8′ 6″. Please consult your local building department.
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How strong are the LINX BRACKETS?
Please go to our resources page to view detailed Professional Engineer sealed CADs and reports that can be used to answer technical questions and help in planning your project.
How do I anchor my pergola to the ground?
We always recommend our customers check first with their local building department to confirm they are following proper codes prior to building and anchoring their pergola. In addition, please go to our resources page to find technical information and specifications on our products.
What material is the sunshade made out of?
HDPE fabric with a weight of 340 GSM (Grams per square meter), with UV inhibitor
What material is the hammock made out of?
Marine-grade Dacron® Sailcloth with a maximum weight capacity of 500lbs. The Sailcloth includes a UV Inhibitor to increase durability.
Do you have brackets that fit rough sawn 4x4 and 6x6 posts?
The LINX brackets were designed to be used with standard 4×4 and 6×6 lumber with actual dimensions of 3.5″x3.5″ and 5.5″x5.5″ respectively, with NO planing or sanding required. The dimensions on rough sawn lumber can vary depending on a number of factors, including how it was milled and the moisture content at the time of your build. If you are thinking about using rough sawn lumber there may be additional planing or sanding required for the posts to fit into the brackets.
Here’s one example:
◼︎ The inside dimensions of our LINX™ 4×4 brackets measure 3.70″x3.70″, a common rough sawn 4×4 Cedar post measures approximately 3.75″x3.75 a difference of .05″
◼︎The inside dimensions of our LINX™ 6×6 brackets measure 5.59″x5.59″, a common rough sawn 6×6 Cedar post measures approximately 5.75″x5.75″, a difference of .16″
how long has the company been in business?
LINX Simplified Pergola System is part of the Wild Hog Products Family (Wild Hog Railing) which has been providing high-quality customer-driven products since 2013. Over that time we have established and built a nationwide network of trusted partners that includes the leading distributors of building materials.