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#1 posted 06-29-2020 03:16 AM

Notch it and make a steel plate to go over the joint. Repaint the plate as needed to keep from rusting. Or use stainless. This may get you some years of use, but it will probably still fail.

History tells us unsupported, not Trussed wood structures measuring 8’ out don’t fare well. There simply aren’t any that are old.

Here’s an idea. Instead of a wood structure, have a metal fabricator(you if your inclined) do some cool cantilever design for the overhang. Then sew some out door fabric for the shade part. Design it so you can take it down/replace as needed.

Provides shade, last forever, change colors as fashion changes, keeps leaves out.

Good luck.

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