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4x6 will be fine. I didn't bother to look up the tables, but a 4x6s vertical load capacity in this situation will be well over 10,000 lbs each. Make sure to orient them such that the wide face side holds the bar. I agree you should put them deeper in the ground, your main issues will be bending moments. Swinging front to back won't bother the 4x6 at all, but ...


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I would sand the horizontal trim at the top down until it meets the diagonal trim. You'll want to extend the sanding horizontally to make a smooth transition from "full thickness" at the good joint to the left to "reduced thickness" where these two pieces meet. This will help hide the difference in thickness. Once that's done, I would ...


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looks like a CLB (continuous lateral braces) and probably should NOT have been cut down!! https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2007/11/06/why-brace-some-truss-webs-but-not-all


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