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I'm trying to reproduce my own house in Lego, and attached is a photo of the porch above my front door that is supported by a 45 degree wooden brace:

Photo

At my current scale, the vertical white wood with the '71' on it is one brick wide. What technique can I use to build the 45 degree wooden brace? I guess it doesn't have to be exactly 45 degrees, but my attempts in LDD never join correctly with a horizontal piece to form the roof of the porch (although it's not obvious from this screenshot, I can't extend the horizontal plate to join the brace as the studs don't line up).

LDD

Any help much appreciated!

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    Are you looking for something that's actually load bearing? Or just something that's aesthetically "close"? – Nathan Jan 12 '15 at 14:53
  • Something aesthetically close, it doesn't need to bear any load. – Ben Jan 12 '15 at 15:28
  • Have you checked if you elevate or lower the bottom connection by one plate will that allow you to connect the horizontal plate at the top. It may adjust the angle a bit, but at some point the two should connect. – TheBrickBlogger Jan 12 '15 at 15:47
  • I've had a play around but it's kind of tricky in LDD, and I haven't managed to get anything to work yet. I suppose it'd be easier with real bricks but I don't have any of these kinds, and was hoping it might have been a 'solved problem' ! – Ben Jan 12 '15 at 15:48
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    If you are just going for something aesthetically close, and not load bearing, why do you need the hinge piece on the top? Just push the long hinge plate up in to the "awning" and then your problems are solved. – Nick2253 Jan 13 '15 at 0:36
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Since no one has answered this, I'll reproduce my comment as an answer:

If you are just going for something aesthetically close, and not load bearing, why do you need the hinge piece on the top? Just push the long hinge plate up in to the "awning" and then your problems are solved.

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