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Freestanding lean-to

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My pile of tractor attachments has outgrown the shed. I’d like to build a small lean-to as protection for them. I was planning on 4-4x4 posts in the ground with some stringers and a simple roof.
The big question is to use a birdsmouth or not on the rafters. I’ve never done it before, it doesn’t seem that hard, but I am by no means a woodworker, I just get lucky swinging a hammer sometimes.

any advice for attaching rafters in a simple fashion?
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That's probably more proper than what I do. I usually just set a rafter on the top plate and use hurricane ties without cutting those out.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Simpson-Strong-Tie-H2-5AZ-Hurricane-Tie-Z-Max/1005125

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You don't need a massive hole for a post. You just got to get under the frost line so ice doesn't push your post back up. In my area 18 inches will get you there.
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