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#1 posted 06-09-2016 02:55 PM

if your using timbers I would consider pre-drilling and counter sink using galvanized lag bolts with washers…...

drill the hole at the same angle you would toe nail a rafter, use one lag bolt on each side of each rafter

the criss crossed lag bolts would be a strong connection in a windstorm

screws IMO would not be beefy enough in the event of a wind storm with an strong uplift on the roof structure

if you go with hardware, maybe use custom iron, painted and also lag bolts with the heads painted

at the base you can use galvanized hardware that you anchor with an anchor bolt that is epoxied into your concrete slab (if your on a slab) and cover the hardware with a trim base board

I used Marine treated rough sawn 8” x 8” posts on my front porch and trimmed the base with 1” x 8” marine treated pine…....but I had to let the 1×8” boards dry in my garage for 6 months air stacked

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