Post and Beam - Sandwich or Post Cap
Building a deck. Small. 8' x 10'.
Regarding my post and beam, which I only have three and then the ledger. I often see two design regarding how the beams are attached to the posts.
Sandwich - where (2) 2x12 are sandwhiched on the 4x4 beam. And then the joists would lay on top. Much like a Pergola.
Post Cap - Where (2) 2x12 are are put side by side and attached to the top of 4x4 beam with a post cap.
Which is better? Which is stronger?