my slow progress
the two middle joist. they're sitting on notches in the posts and being held by 4-3 1/2" screws (pretty much to line things up and keep them in place) and two 1/2" bolts.
so far so good. there are a couple more joist sections i need to line up just so (that deal with the two structures being linked), but so far as i line up strings and levels it seems like they'll match up ok. one mistake was when i dug the holes i somehow must have not centered them well enough distance wise. they're about 7" closer together than i want (about 19'5"). not a big deal for the structure it's self, but since it's dual purpose to hold a theater screen i wanted to be 20' wide, i'll need to tweek the screen build when i get to it. shouldn't be too big a problem.
this is more a pic for me. as stated, i want to be able to use the playset to brace a theater screen, so i set a couple of 6' 2x4's on the joist to kind of eyeball the overall width, and sit around the area and get a feel for viewing the planned screen.
bettween weather and cash i'm on hold for a bit. hopefully i'll get a little more done this weekend.