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Not really a fine woodworking project but I'm quite proud of it. My wife wanted some shade on the deck for our sons to play under and after having one of those steel pipe jobies collapse last year this I what I dreamt up for this year. Productive way to spend $120 and 6 hours.
 

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Great project, I am curious why the rafters are laying flat instead of on edge. I think they will sag much faster laying like that.
 

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Nice project! Did you sew up the canvas to fit, or find something readymade?

I'm curious as to why you included the horizontal crosspieces. It seems that if the rim pieces are bolted to the columns, the frame would be strong enough to support the pyramidal "roof".

My son has been talking about something like that over his deck; I'll have to show him your pictures.
 

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Nice project! Did you sew up the canvas to fit, or find something readymade?

I'm curious as to why you included the horizontal crosspieces. It seems that if the rim pieces are bolted to the columns, the frame would be strong enough to support the pyramidal "roof".

My son has been talking about something like that over his deck; I'll have to show him your pictures.
the cross pieces were pretty much to add something interesting to look up at when you're under it.lol It did add some stiffness to the framing too which was a plus.
 
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