Originally Posted by fabian
Well it was just a shade structure... lets say...
4x4 post. 11 high' two of them about 8 feet apart, 2 by 8's connecting the 2 4x4 up top. then 2x4 every 16 inches up top on like a 35 degree angle or so... nothing major.. then maybe some hawaii type of feathery roof top cover. those hairy things that they have at retreats... i forgot the name, i just saw it used last night on a show too.
What length are the 2x4's. This size lumber has a small span before it bends. If there's weight on top or a snow load, even less.
The feathery things need considerable support. If you live in Phoenix, no problem. If you have rain or snow this will not survive too long.
Try detailing the size of this structure. I'm getting a sense it's under structured from your posts.