If your attaching a roof to a 4x4, does it need to sit on top of it to bear the weight correctly. Or can there be a board (facing?) on the front of the 4x4 bearing the weight? It seems that the weight would really be on a few nails that way. No? I was hoping to avoid gaps that would need more hardware cloth. I really thought I'd be better at this....HA! That's a good joke . I lay in bed and wonder how to attach the darn thing. I've been searching photo's of runs and roofs but I can't find any close ups on the actual connection of the roof and 4x4 posts. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.