The holes in the APST412 are 0.563" diameter. The required fasteners are the Outdoor Accents SDWS22312DBB structural wood screws inserted through STN22 washer. Thank you!
We do not support field modification/bending of our products, unless specifically designed and noted for field adjustment. Bending steel in the field may cause fractures at the bend line. Fractured steel will not carry load and must be replaced. Thank you!