I'm building a 12×16 ground-level deck in my backyard (not attached to the house). I'll have 4×6 beams anchored to concrete footing.
My question is: can I install a 4×6 ledger beam that will have its ends up against a post base (the beam will be supported by Simpson Strong-Tie framing angles)? I'm hoping my Sketchup model will illustrate clearly what I'm trying to explain. For some reason I don't think you can/should, but I don't know anything about building decks (I'm learning as I go!). Any help/advice would be awesome. Thanks.