Originally Posted by Ron6519
I'd reevaluate the post/beam relationship under the present structure. The beam seems to have a space over the 4x4 post. I'd switch the posts to 6x6's and put a continouous beam accross the entire front. If you don't want to bolt into the house, install two other 6x6 posts by the house and float the deck.
Thanks Ron. I like the idea of the floating the deck, as you are correct, I don't want to bolt to the house.
The pictures looks like there is a space but the 2 X 6s, (I think that is what they are?) are on the post across to the other side.