Eric Hanson wrote:Sonja,
Just a couple of thoughts.
First, there is a lot of good information already here.
Secondly, I always find it useful to have a second set of hands. If you can’t find extra hands, clamps might be your next best bet. Clamps can hold things temporarily in place while you fasten them together.
Thirdly, to get things square, start with getting the base level. Since you want to rest upon cement pads, getting these perfectly level is crucial. If you need more help on this, I can give you pointers later if you like.
Fourth, once you establish level, get things perfectly vertical. A level, preferably 4’ or longer, is best.
Fifth, start attaching cross pieces. These should be perfectly square/perpendicular to the posts. This can be accomplished by measuring or with a speed square or framing square.
These are all very generic suggestions and if you want more specifics, please let me know.
Sonja Draven wrote:I'm feeling a bit intimidated with attempting this and know I need a plan.