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I want to shade an existing wood deck with a solid roof. I would need to extend the deck posts about 6 feet. What is a safe and accepted way to do this? The posts are 6x6.
 

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What are the dimensions of the deck? And the spacing of the posts? You cannot or should not just extend what is there 6'. You probably need to replace at least some posts.

What kind of a solid roof did you have in mind? If you just need shade, would something leaning toward a sailcloth or awning material work or do you need to frame something like a timber structure to stand up to wind, etc.

Do you have pictures?
 

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The deck is 11 x14. There are 4 posts on the 14 foot outside rail. Could you not put a collar of say 2 feet around the posts to extend them up?
 
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