After 12 years, we are finally getting around to building the patio
cover/trellis. We live in Northern CA and we are looking to build a
6x6 post frame, with dual 4x6's bolter to form beams longitudinally,
with 2x6 joist on top of that. Finally, 2x2's on top to provide shade.
While I would rather use redwood, cost is a factor, so I am looking for
a recommendation on lumber that will be painted.
Also, I'll be using a Simpson anchor to hold the 6x6's on the already
installed patio. Can I treat the lower end of the 6x6 if I will be
Thanks to all.