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Cut the remaining 4x4s into four pieces, each 30 inches long and with a 45-degree angle on each end. Fasten the bottom of each brace with a 6-inch machine bolt and countersink the washer and nut. The top of the brace is sandwiched between the double beams and secured with a 7-inch machine bolt.


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