|Project by JMG||posted 07-13-2009 11:36 PM||1095 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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.