|Project by LPJ||posted 12-30-2011 03:47 AM||1987 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I built a bi-level deck using PT. As you can see from the before picture the exterior of the house was crying for some attention so I figured a deck with the large area in back off the playroom sliding door and a wraparound walkway to the back door from the kitchen.
I used 2×10’s as the skirt with 2×8’s as the joists set 1-1/2 inced lower than the skirt. That allowed me to drop the 2×6 decking inside the skirt. Ihave always preferred that look to the decling running simply on the top. That way you don’t see any end-boards. 4×4’s kmake up the rail posts and decking support with 2×2’s as the ballusters. The railing is topped with a 2×6 with the edgest router rounded over.
The toughest part of the job was using the post-hole digger in New England’s rocky soil for the post-holes.
The finishing touch was the lattice to cover over the space down to the ground, all the way around. You can see where that would be good from the picture of the raised part of the deck… may as well make the whole thing be ‘gift-wrapped.’
-- -- Peace, LJ