I'm building a free standing 12 x 12 pergola using 6 x 6 cedar posts and want to know what is the best way to anchor the posts. I'll be adding interlock pavers once the posts have been set. So far I'm thinking I would have the posts set above grade on top of cement footings (48" deep) anchored using a bracket/rebar. I realize I have to be weary of lateral forces but don't want to worry about rot if I have to bury the posts. I'm in the GTA.
Thanks for any advice in advance.
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