(wasn't sure where to post this)
And after. There are still some finishing touches to be made.
I am not sure why, but the previous homeowner left all of the post 8ft tall when he built the deck. I figured I would see if I could work them into a little cover for the BBQ area. It seems to have worked out really nice. I plan on staining it when I do the deck, as well as adding some lighting, a dinner bell triangle, and a bottle opener to the post. A little rednecky but I'll take it!