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914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/9/21 9:28 a.m.

Once again......     14 X 16 Trex, but the pergola really helps walking across the thing in the summer.

No rail because it's <15" above grade.

 

Azryael
Azryael Reader
3/9/21 2:19 p.m.

A fort under the deck? Screw the kids, I want that for myself!

The current house doesn't really facilitate the ability to have a deck, but the whole backside and around the pool is flagstone anyway (much of which has chipped away with the recent snow/freeze allowing moisture to get into the limestone flagstone and expand and make chips).

The next house will be sans pool, but hopefully with some topography for build a nice deck to enjoy being outside.

That one-man job is impressive. I remember my dad, my opa, godfather, and I put together a deck for our old house back in Colorado Springs, still standing just to this day. I will buy that house back if the opportunity ever comes.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
3/10/21 3:21 p.m.

This isn't mine, but I built it. It's nicer than the house.

It was a berkeleying nightmare.


 

 

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
3/10/21 3:23 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

This isn't mine, but I built it.

It was a berkeleying nightmare.

 

 

That's one damn fine looking nightmare Boss!!!!

EricD735i
EricD735i New Reader
3/11/21 9:28 p.m.
PMRacing said:

A little late to the party but our deck was officially finished last Friday. One guy built it in just over two weeks with breaks for weather. 

Is that freestanding? If so any issues with bracing to prevent swaying? I have a new house with a basement walk out and I don't like the idea of removing/modding the siding for a ledger board.

 

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
3/12/21 7:35 a.m.

With no ledger, larger lumber and more fasteners is usually required from what I heard from our AHJ when I was making my original plans. It was a lot easier just to pull the one section of siding off and add the flashing.

captainawesome
captainawesome HalfDork
3/12/21 8:27 a.m.

Late to the party, but here's my wife's big deck. The section under the overhang and stairs were built with the house. Last year we had the drop section built and structure added to support our hot tub. I wish it was all built at the same time making them a bit more cohesive, but now that it's all done you can hardly tell they were two separate structures.

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

And during the build/rebuild phase:

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Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

And the view:

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

Untitled by hatchethairy, on Flickr

 

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle SuperDork
4/3/21 12:40 p.m.


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