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I am planing a 12x18 screen porch addition with double 2x8 band joists. I want to notch the outside top of the 6X6 posts to accept the double joists flush. I understand this is the strongest way and I really lihe the appearence. However, if I notch the corner posts to accept the front and side joists there will only be a 2.5" square stub left to bolt through. Is this acceptable? What are some alternatives? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.