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#1 posted 07-29-2014 08:21 PM

X bracing between posts will be adequate. Don’t use deck screws – they are too small for the shear loads. Use several 3/8” lag bolts with washers to fasten the braces.

If you have the ability to locate the X frames near the center of the structure (under the house), you may only need one X frame in each direction. I’d connect the bottom of one post over to the top of the next post. That may be all you’d need. If it is still wobbly, you could add more.

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