A cantilever structure is a piece of tensioned fabric supported by a steel frame, which is projected over an area from a set of posts positioned outside of the area. Cantilevers are ideal in applications where the supporting structure needs to be completely removed from the area being shaded such as the side of a swimming pool. These structures are permanent and require substantial footings to support the weight of the frame and fabric being cantilevered over the area being shaded. The fabric can easily be removed during the winter season or during a storm and is easy to reinstall when needed. Cantilevers are popular with swimming pools, waterparks and a variety of other sports and recreation applications.