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  • Posted in thread: Order of operations on 12-31-2010 at 06:19 PM
    Build the deck 1st because you can stand on it and install the door. Doors and widows are
    usually 80" from the header. So measuring down should be simple. Oterwise drill a hole from the
    inside to the ...

  • Posted in thread: Best method to install picture frame deck pattern on 12-31-2010 at 06:15 PM
    The best way to lay a herring bone is to 1st make sure the frame is square. Take diagonal
    measurements, of the opposing corners if they are the same the deck will be square. 2nd block
    your framing for...

  • Posted in thread: help with deck roof....? on 12-31-2010 at 05:55 PM
    2x6's will definately sag on a 15' span. You need 2x12's 16" o.c. I would go 12"o.c. if I was

  • Posted in thread: Structral Question on 12-31-2010 at 05:52 PM
    Here is a how to that will give you the formulas you are looking for. There were made by The
    American Wood Coulnci.www,thedeckbarn.coml

  • Posted in thread: Beam and Joist plan on 12-31-2010 at 05:43 PM
    The beams are usually knotched into the post. The post are 6x6's. The beams are nailed together
    to form 1 piece. Cut the top of the 6x6's so they are flush to the top of the beam. The joist
    run perpen...

  • Posted in thread: How to build an attractive wood deck on 12-31-2010 at 05:30 PM
    Check this out:

  • Posted in thread: I live in Florida. on 12-31-2010 at 05:27 PM
    Florida with all that sun? Here in Michigan we are replacing cedar floors after only 10-11
    years. I think treated wood if you can get kiln dried [because of the shrinkage}. Other wise
    some of the Sout...

  • Posted in thread: Deck Furniture on 12-31-2010 at 05:22 PM
    we have aluminum

  • Posted in thread: what decking material to use? on 12-31-2010 at 05:20 PM
    Composite for the floor and cedar for the pergola

  • Posted in thread: Structral Question on 01-09-2010 at 07:07 PM
    you will need or should probably go to an engineering site to see if that is available. Might
    try a university alsosteve


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