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Pergola post installation?

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Hi All,
Just found this site and looking forward to sharing ideas to improve our trade. I am building a pergola using western cedar-6x6 and 6x10 and want to here better ideas about the post connection at the base. Here is my plan-flooring to be natural orchard stone, drill hole in center of post and thru orchard stone and slab, install plinth(aluminum) to keep moisture from wicking, epoxy #4 rebar into both holes to maintain lateral and uplift resistance, apply cedar base trim to cover plinth. Any better ideas??

Thanks Bruce
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We've been building these things they call "Pai Pai"s. They're pretty much the same thing, with a Polinesian twist.

Anyway, The attachment used was a 1/2" x 8" round plate, with a 12" x 3/4" all thread welded on the bottom. This was epoxed in when setting the post. The plate had 4 holes drilles for 12" x 1/2 lags that went up into the Ohia post.

This passed all the wind and uplift loads requiered, and left no exposed hardware.

Hell of a lot of trouble though.........
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