I would like to build the A-frame swing structure. One end of the beam attaches to the playhouse. The other end is the A-frame and I plan to use 4x8x12 treated lumber as the beam since I already bought one extra from previous project.
I have been researching for the mounting bracket but most would say to support 4x6 beam only like this
I rather not use multiple lumber pieces to build the horizontal support like this because we think it's somewhat "ugly":
OR this (using 4x8 instead):
My questions are:
- Is there some kind of bracket from home improvement store that I could use? I am thinking of using "4 in. x 8 in. Concealed Face Mount Joist Hanger" like below
..and then install it as in the "red" box in this picture:
Could I use the 4x6 bracket for 4x8 lumber?
Or best, is there one bracket purposely built for 4x8 lumber?
I could buy a new 4x6 for this but would rather use the existing 4x8 that already laying around in my backyard.