Basic Tiki Hut Roof ?'s
I am working on a tiki hut for my deck which is going to be a bit large at 6 foot deep with a 10 foot span from end post to end post... I have a total of four 4 by 4 posts with the bar frame built off of them, the posts are 7 feet tall...
I am looking for the best way to build a roof frame for the posts for a simple gable or hip roof style... should I just frame mitered 2 by 6 around the top secured with lag screws (or all the way through with carriage bolts?) or build a top plate with 4 by 4 (4 by 6?) on top of the 4 by 4 posts?
I am looking to do something simple like this picture, but mine is 2 feet deeper and 2 feet longer span and just want to assure it will be correct...
Thanks for any help