Thanks for the tips, I actually have the entire back of the canopy on a piece1x8 that is bolted into the stud. What I worry about is all the weight is on 2 points on the front and no weight on the back. Still i made it very light maybe 50LB total.That’s some great progress on the canopy. A couple things to keep in mind. Just double check the weight and balance so that when you fully extend the lights that it doesn’t tip over. You may have to attach it to the wall in the back. Also, I’d have the expectation that those slides will rust and need to be replaced wry few years. Cord management can be a creative task too so they don’t stoop down into the tank when you close it.