Building the deck and imagining hosting more guests in that space has made me want to make it a bit more cozy. With the corner posts in place, it was much easier to put up a nice sun screen. The other thing that made it a bit more comfortable was to run some jute cable around the perimeter as a bit of a visual cue for where the edge was. It isn’t tremendously high, but I’d hate to take a header off both it, and the cabin porch. As such, Kenny helped me to run jute right from the deck onto the porch and around the cabin itself.
After a week, I noticed that the tension from the sunscreen was drawing the corner posts away from perpendicular to the ground, so I added my favourite construction technique – structural pipes! Then I also added more jute string to hold the sunscreen up even higher from the deck surface.