Building a deck

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Building a wooden deck, with rails and stairs.

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The floor boards are 2 X the corner posts are 4 X and the side rails are 2 X all treated lumber Porch Ideas, Patio Ideas, Farm Projects, Backyard Farming, Wooden Decks, Building A Deck, Whimsical, Boards, Stairs
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The floor boards are 2 X 6, the corner posts are 4 X 4, and the side rails are 2 X 4, all treated lumber

Lattice work conceals the underside of the deck, which is considerable given the five foot vertical drop from the top of the deck to ground level. Wooden Decks, Building A Deck, How To Level Ground, Acre, Stairs, Outdoor Structures, Drop, Green, Stairway

Lattice work conceals the underside of the deck, which is considerable given the five foot vertical drop from the top of the deck to ground level.

The stringers for the steps were cut from 2 X 12 boards. One board was cut and leveled and the steps were drawn on the board with a level and square and then cut out.  This board was then used as a template for the other board. The steps were then cut from 2 X 10 boards for deep-set steps. Wooden Decks, Building A Deck, Yard Ideas, Boards, Stairs, Template, Deep, Planks, Patio Ideas
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The stringers for the steps were cut from 2 X 12 boards. One board was cut and leveled and the steps were drawn on the board with a level and square and then cut out. This board was then used as a template for the other board. The steps were then cut from 2 X 10 boards for deep-set steps.

This deck was built flush to the rear doors on a house built on a slope. The deck is 14 X 18 feet and five feet off the ground, at the doors. Using all pressure treated wood, the finished product will last for many years. Wooden Decks, Building A Deck, House Built, Stairs, Doors, Stairway, Staircases, Ladders, Wood Decks
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This deck was built flush to the rear doors on a house built on a slope. The deck is 14 X 18 feet and five feet off the ground, at the doors. Using all pressure treated wood, the finished product will last for many years.

The foundation for a 14 foot by 18 foot wooden deck begins with 16 4 X 4 pressure treated posts sunk 4 feet in the ground with 80 pounds of cement each. The four corner posts are leveled and squared first and the other posts are then seated in the ground and tied together with 2 X 6 boards using carriage bolts and nuts. The floor boards are then placed on the 2 X 6 support boards using deck nails.

The foundation for a 14 foot by 18 foot wooden deck begins with 16 4 X 4 pressure treated posts sunk 4 feet in the ground with 80 pounds of cement each. The four corner posts are leveled and squared first and the other posts are then seated in the ground and tied together with 2 X 6 boards using carriage bolts and nuts. The floor boards are then placed on the 2 X 6 support boards using deck nails.

Side view of steps, which are supported by 4 X 4 timbers at the top of the steps, at the bottom, and midway up the stringers underneath.  Handrails were added which should be, and are, parallel to each other.

Side view of steps, which are supported by 4 X 4 timbers at the top of the steps, at the bottom, and midway up the stringers underneath. Handrails were added which should be, and are, parallel to each other.

The finished product from the front at ground level

The finished product from the front at ground level

Side boards, 2 X 10's, are fitted on the outside of the overall frame next to the house and on the outside at the top of the floor boards and connected to the 4 X 4 corner posts with carriage bolts, flat washers and washers, mounted through-and-through.

Side boards, 2 X 10's, are fitted on the outside of the overall frame next to the house and on the outside at the top of the floor boards and connected to the 4 X 4 corner posts with carriage bolts, flat washers and washers, mounted through-and-through.