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Old 07-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Hi,

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
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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I should say... If I followed the design of the picture, would framing around the posts with 2 by 6 and attaching to the posts with 1/2inch 3 1/2 lag screws be a sound structure for a 10 foot span?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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It depends where you live. Is there a snow load to contend with. A single 2x6 seems to skimpy even in an ideal climate though.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply!

I am on the jersey shore and there is a snowload to deal with.... just lookingfor the best way to do this...

Thanks for any help...
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #5
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would 4 by 4 across the top notched on the corners be better or 4 by 6 maybe? or if 2 by 6 around the posts seems scimpy would a 2 by 8 be good enough?

Thanks for any help, I just looking for the best way to plan this...
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