Deck boards are typically 5 1 2 inches wide so try to plan a deck size that won t leave narrow pieces at the ends.
Building a front door deck.
Now just follow tom s tips and build your own backyard oasis.
Deck building and maintaining requires a few tools.
Plan on building a deck.
This guide covers how to build a ground level platform as well as a single story raised deck.
Building a deck in your outdoor space can enhance your home s options for entertaining and relaxation.
The penetration of the cantilevered deck joists through the exterior wall is a difficult and critical flashing juncture raising the door a step up the wall allows for a well flashed and drained sill below along with some much needed detailing space between the door and the deck.
Create an inviting entry point to your deck patio or door with a new set of wooden stairs.
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It s true that decking installed at the same level as the interior flooring looks great and makes for a smooth transition but unless you live in the desert it s not a good idea.
Dig 2 3 deep holes and set the posts into concrete if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.
The deck shown here features a pressure treated floor frame that s supported by a ledger board and concrete piers and topped with 5 4 inch decking.
Pressure washer circular saws and more.
It can also be a demanding job so carefully plan the amount of decking you ll need and enlist any helping hands that you can.
Building a simple deck.
What you will notice from this checklist is that there is not really a specific deck building code per se.
These step by step instructions will show you how to build outdoor wooden steps in an afternoon with a few basic carpentry skills.
You ll get the information you need to build a deck in your outdoor space.
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Use pressure treated lumber when building the front porch as the components will be exposed to bad weather.
And because the deck is only a one step high no railing was required.
Create your design so that the railings are clear of windows and out swinging doors.
Once you have a basic layout bring it to lowe s to have an associate put together professional deck plans and a materials list.