goto CRA home page
california redwood association

   homeowners    builders    merchants    forests   reference

| redwood | homeowners | shade shelter | step 2

a t t a c h
t h e   p o s t s

Install or attach a 10- to 12-foot-long 4x4 post in each footing. Use a carpenter’s level and temporary cross bracing—from the ground to the post—to keep the post plumb. Trim posts to final
height if necessary. Posts should measure 8 feet high from the surface of the ground, patio or deck. Remove the temporary bracing once the beams and rafters are installed.


 the big picture 

  n e x t 
install the beams

this page last updated: April 03, 2004