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I need to build an awning/trellis in front of a very long window.
The idea is to build three of these units and run aircraft cable between them so Hops will have something to grow along.
The problem is I can not find or "think how to accomplish the base of it.
In my head it's a 1-2' long 2x6 anchored into concrete and then sandwich it on either side with two more 2x6's etc. etc.
I can't find an anchor that will accept a 2x6. 4x4 seems to be the smallest.

If any of you were doing would you do it?

Thanks a lot.


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So what is wrong w/ the 4x4? I'd use a PT 4x4 and galvanized (unless it reacts with the plants) or stainless wire; I'd expect that to be cheaper than aircraft cable. Either drill holes in the 4x4s to run the wire through or run the wire to screw eyes or hooks (galv or stainless). You'd be able to easily tighten the wire w/ eyes or hooks.
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