03:07PM | 04/20/03
Member Since: 04/19/03
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i am building a shed 10x16 w/ gable roof. i want to add a porch across the front 16' x 4'. can i use a 4x4x16 wood beam to support the overhang? i'm using 3 4x4x8 post at corners and the center. will my roof sag? also can i use 2 4x4x8's in place of the 16 foot beam? also the roof rafters are 2x6, can i use 2x4's on the porch overhang? any suggestions? thank you.


10:38PM | 04/21/03
Hello Shug,

Your question is not very clear. A shed roof does not have a gable.

If I understand your question correctly and you want to use a 4x4 as a beam to support a shed roof for a span of 8' it will sag.

If your overhang is going to be 6' you should not use 2x4s or they will sag also (or fail).


[This message has been edited by GlennG (edited April 22, 2003).]



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