About a week after Casie's father helped to level the piers, I've finished with the overall structure. It's built of southern yellow pine (SYP) pressure-treated wood which is a bit more sturdy than our west-coast fir and lots cleaner to work with (no dyes in the treatment and no incisor marks).
I'm sore. I'm tired... but I'm developing a savage tan.;)
I built a temporary chop-table to help with the cuts. It's been a lifesaver along with the 12in sliding miter saw.