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Project by JMG posted 07-13-2009 11:36 PM 1031 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 14’x26’ deck I just finished yesterday. Since it was 9’ off the ground, I had to get an extra set of hands for this one. It took me 3.5 days to finish. I used 2×12’s for my joists on 16” centers to make sure I took all the bounce out of it. It ended up super strong. This one also has a huge set of steps on it, 6’ wide. With the deck being so high off the ground, I used 6×6 posts. Some decks have a large board on top of the handrail called a “beer rail”, this rail is capped with a 2×8 big enough for a beer keg. With these large posts, 2×12 joists and 2×6 decking, this one’s not going anywhere for a long, long time.

-- -Jon





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newguy

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 11:42 PM

Great looking deck Jon. 3.5 days is pretty fast. How much help did you have? Was there beer at the end of the day…..

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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JMG

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 11:45 PM

Only had 1 other guy helping on this one. Combined we have about 15 years of carpentry experience. With the know-how and a little motivation, you can get a lot done in 3.5 days, and yes, there was beer of course.

-- -Jon

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patron

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 11:53 PM

good job jon ,
hard to see the pics ,
they are tiny !
maybe you can make them bigger ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 01:51 AM

nice job jon, looks great and strong. beer keg rail… now thats one heck of an idea, must have!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 03:47 AM

Glad to see it finished, hope it was a fun one.

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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JMG

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 03:49 AM

sorry pics are so small, they were taken on a camera phone. That’s as big as I could get them

-- -Jon

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