reply to Lurch77
Re: Wood Clothesline While I know that wet clothes can be very heavy, It does seem that your construction might be overkill. I remember growing up our clothesline ended in a 1"x2" hardwood crossbar. However you don't say how many lines you are running and how long they are.
Assuming that you chose 6x6 lumber because the wet weight that your clothesline needs to handle is indeed that much, you might think about bracing the post to the ground as well (not so much for any left/right imbalance but for the weight pulling the posts towards each other).
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