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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 06-29-2020 10:55 PM

Other possible options depending on the amount of room you’ve got.

Put more corner posts but put them back a bit, maybe 25% back from the front.

Put a beam across the front and put one center post or two posts separated but towards the center front.

Another good reason for not having just two rear posts and lots of snow. The snow on the front end of the roof will place a ton of pressure on the front. The rear posts, unless they were anchored deep in the ground with cement would break at the base. Especially if you just bolted them to the deck at the base. I think it would pull your deck up off the ground at that point with a lot of snow if the roof didn’t break first.

I have seen draped cloth on these things as a sun shield. Removed in the winter. Wouldn’t need big supports on the top either.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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