This year the project for our park model was a new deck. This grouping of photos show how I built it- but not the conventional way. I designed it to have drawers below for storage and wanted the railing on the outside of the deck the carpet could be easily changed in the future.
Here is what we started with:
I used my laser mount (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/109042) to set the level line to start:
And then I built small rectangles with 2×4”s and connected top and bottom, front and back with long 2×4’s This gave me more clearance for the drawers.
Drawer bottoms are dadoed in and roll on lawn mower wheels.
Railings are doweled and screwed in from the bottom.
Skirting is on drawer fronts to match the rest of the deck.
Handles for the drawers are mesquite.
All ground contact wood is treated. The deck is covered with cdx plywood and has indoor outdoor carpeting . The finish on the railing is Olympic Navahoe white stain.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!