|Forum topic by JosephNY||posted 06-16-2016 11:39 AM||355 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-16-2016 11:39 AM
My wife asked if I could build a hanging/swinging bed next to our fire pit.
So I sunk two 12’ 6×6 PT about 42” down (hardpan), filled about halfway with concrete mix and back filled with the very clay/stone soil (see picture below). They are 9’ 3” apart outside edge.
I know, I know…I should have had a plan BEFORE sinking the posts.
I have a vision (albeit quite blurry) of a 2 post pergola type structure.
Possible putting a 6’ 6×6 across the tops of the vertical posts with 2×8 connecting them?
Maybe a knee brace (45 degree about 2’ out from the vertical post) to further support the 6’ 6×6?
Maybe an angle brace of some sort between the 2×8 pieces and the vertical post?
Then holes in the 6’ 6×6 to run cable or rope down to the bed platform?
Sure would appreciate any advice/help/suggestions.