Small deck

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Project by Jim Finn posted 06-01-2012 08:37 PM 1425 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this deck a few weeks back for my brother-in-law in Virginia. Pressure treated lumber screwed together. The triangular portion is built to cover up a trip hazard of eroded asphalt. I wondered how to attach a deck to asphalt, knowing a concrete anchor would work loose in no time. So I broke through the 2” of asphalt and put in some 4”x4” posts and lots of concrete to anchor it well. Came out very solid and it looks like it grew there.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 02:20 AM

Nice deck with clean lines. Smart move on the post.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 05:28 PM

nice work Jim, hope your visit to VA was enjoyable

-- RKWoods

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 08:40 PM

looks good, one question, the picture is not very clear but did you make sure that there is a ventilation space, it looks all closed up, to prevent the wood from rotting either no drop of water should enter the space below the deck or… you need ventilation. Anyway, just one of my thoughts, nice and fine job!

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz,

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