Raised decks

Discussion in 'General Home Improvement Discussion' started by Audrey, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Mar 14, 2006 #1

    Audrey

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    Anyone here have a house that is ground level then have a raised deck?

    Please post a photo if you have one I need some ideas!!! :)
     
  2. Mar 18, 2006 #2

    inspectorD

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    Seems no one has any decks to post...
    Try your library, or the the boxs stores for a good book.
    Us Guy's just love browsing the pictures:D
     
  3. Mar 18, 2006 #3

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    I am starting to build a deck 3-4 feet off the ground coming out from a slider door on a rancher house. As soon as it is done (3-4 weeks) I will post some pictures.
     
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    Audry,
    I don't know how high you are talking about but there are some deck pics on my web site. It is in my signature.
     
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    TX I know this was a very old post but I just saw it. I built this a few years ago and honestly don't remember the figures for the materials. It was built on deck blocks no pilings. If I remember correctly is was 18' so there were 2x6 joists, 1 x 6 tops and standard 4x4 rail posts and 2x2 balusters. It took me 2 and a half days 20 hrs. Thats after having a 30 foot tree removed.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2008 #7

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    Hi Audery

    If door is flush with the ground a patio is normally used which most of the time is cheaper and more functional..

    I have never seen a deck that you had to step up to connected to the house that didnt look out of place.

    If you like the look of a wooden deck it is normally off the the side of a patio a gazebo would add a nice wooden look to a patio.

    Hope that helps
     

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