Upper Deck #2: Framing

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 06-29-2009 12:09 AM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Saturday I was off to Chester Dawe\Rona for some lumber for the deck. I had to pick through a whole bunch to find some decent stuff. I later remembered that they sell #2 lumber for #1 prices. I normally go to HD, but I needed long stuff and HD did not carry it.

My first task was to make a base plate for the 4×4s to rest on. After 5 years the bolts sticking out of the concrete were still good. I figured the tread would be rusted.

Here is the base laid in place. I have the holed elongated to give me a little room the slide it in and out to ensure the 4×4’s are plumb.

I framed out the deck and added the joist hangers. When I get the deck in place I will put in the joists.

Just a close up of how I attached the hangers. They were for 2×10’s so I had to trim the length a little.

Next I have to add the 4×4’s to the base and the frame, do a bunch of bracing and tip the deck in place.

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 12:30 AM

Nice progress. I’ll be watching for you to get it attached to the house.

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 03:01 PM

Looking good so far Zuki…....keep posting those progess pic’s.

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