watch this video for tips and useful information on how to build steps and stairs for your deck from pressure treated wood. can you make a video on how to make a oval shape wood deck. reply. rickie bell august 10, 2008 at 6:34 am. good quick overview of the basics of how to build steps. could you explain in detail how to figure out the rise
there are several factors that determine how many boards youll need to form your flooring: size of your deck, which can be determined in either: total square footage; length x width in feet and inches total length of your decks perimeter board size; the angle of your decking
for the steps we need 1 - 2x12x16' to cut into three stringer boards. we find our stringer length by dividing our vertical height of 36 inches from the ground to the top of the finished deck by an average 7 inch rise and round it off to equal 5 steps with our desired 10 inch tread depth.
place the main boards. keeping the more attractive redwood side out, fit the four perimeter boards onto anchor plates set on the caissons image 1 . later, these anchors help permanently tie the deck down. with the main boards in place, secure them together by nailing on corner brackets image 2 .
parting boards, also known as pattern boards, add a distinctive look and can eliminate the need to butt boards together to span the width of the deck. install the bracing every 16 inches. step 10
most boards are available in 3 1 2 or 5 1 2 widths and 8, 10, 12, or 16 lengths. youll also need to know the joist spacing you are planning to use, most commonly 12, 16, 20, or 24. if you want a deck flooring price estimate, you can also include the price per board.
screw a 2×6 the width of the stringers to the backside of the stringers with two deck screws into each board. screw two upright treated 2x6s to the backside of the rim and into the horizontal 2×6 with four deck screws into the rim and four more into the 2×6.
build deck rail 8 deck screw compared to simpson strong drive sd 9 x 2-1/2 hex screw i do install the 8 wood screws when the screw head needs to be even with the wood surface, for example in the 2×6 cap rail and 5/4 deck boards.
lay a strht deck board in the adhesive so its long edge overhangs the trim board by 1 inch. secure each end of the deck board with an 8d finish nail. tack 8d finish nails into the joists alongside the first board to maintain consistent spacing. squeeze dabs of adhesive onto the top edge of each joist. lay and nail the next deck board as before.
wood substructures split, warp and shift, leading to an uneven surface in the deck boards above. the dimensionally stable steel of seven trust elevations stays in place, giving you consistently stronger, strhter, safer and smarter decking than what wood can offer.
to build a deck, first youll need to nail joist hangers in place on a ledger board and attach the board to your house. then, youll have to cut the beam that will go opposite the ledger board to the same length, and attach corresponding joist hangers.
build a 24-foot beam made of doubled 2 x 12 boards on top of the row of posts parallel to the house. attach beams to the tops of the posts using adjustable post caps. this beam serves as the header joist because joists will be attached to its inner face.
you could stagger the deck boards as you would on a wood floor in your house. ive also seen fancy decks where the deck boards were at a 45 angle. but we simply laid them out even, starting where the deck comes close to the back wall of the house. note: we did not put the deck boards touching the house.
the overall size of your deck will be the largest cost factor of the project. because everything is priced based on square footage, the smaller your deck, the less you will pay. the average deck size range is between 200 and 500 square feet.
many older decks were built using massive timbers4x6s or 4x8sfor beams. some builders still do it that way; using a one-piece beam can save time. but large timbers are heavy and hard to handle.
our 10' x 10' deck is a perfect example for relaying this point. for instance, if you were to build your own deck, 9 feet x 9 feet, you would still have to buy the same lengths 10' of joists and decking. the only savings might be two or three 10' 2' x 6's that wouldn't be required.
the traditional way most builders go about building a deck is to randomly stagger joints. the result is that end-to-end deck boards share the 1-1/2-in. thickness of each joist. that can cause problems, especially with wood decks.
visit www.house-improvements.com for help with your deck build. in this video, shannon shows you how to install the top decking material on the framed