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The 8-foot 2x6 rafters start over the posts and are
spaced 18 inches o.c. Toenail each rafter with 8d nails on top of the beams extending 12 inches outward front and rear. Secure the rafters with two nails driven through each side of the rafters and into each of the double beams. Screws may also be used. In either case, predrill to prevent splitting. Remove post bracing.

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