After cleaning out the bed of the pickup truck, picking up the boys and a trip to the lumber yard for materials, we got busy. In just a little less than four hours, we had erected the skeleton of the shade awning.
Everything is braced, screwed down, and structurally sound. I don't worry about someone knocking it over, or the wind lifring it up. It's all treated lumber and should be there for many years. Eight feet tall on the front and 7 feet six inches on the rear, the water will flow toward the back of the yard.
Not too shabby for a bunch of amateur carpenters. Tomrow we'll wrap it with a tarp for a temporary roof and I'll start pricing Galvalume locally and buy what I need. Elder son will help me install it int he days coming.as soon as he clears some other things off his plate.
This project is coming along nicely.