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#1 posted 07-01-2020 11:59 AM

You have a cantilever and Y braces to hold the roof from breaking off or sagging. The braces seem necessary at that point right? But, what braces the bottom of the posts? The pressure is the same down there. If the posts are in the ground and cemented in maybe. But if you have maybe a 2×10 with a couple of bolts at the base of the posts holding an entire overhanging structure of wood with no corn braces at that point, then would that be the same as if you had just bolted the roof the posts without even any braces?

Not trying to be difficult here. I’ve built a lot of decks and even some with sunroofs on them and if I did this I’d just be keeping my fingers crossed and have to tell the people (mostly relatives so it’s okay) keep your fingers crossed because I’m just not sure what will happen here. I’d be saying, “during the winter don’t let the kids play under this thing.”

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

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