Covered deck

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Project by rweitz posted 02-07-2016 04:42 AM 864 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Next big project this year was a covered deck in our back yard. mostly new construction and I did use that decking from TimberTech for the deck board due to the low maintenance factor. However I was able to get some nice logs to use to make a timber and beam construction for the main frame whice gave me a nice custom touch. I got them from my woodworking brother-in-law. He had cut them down and had them for a while intending to use them but then changed his mind so I got to use his draw knife and skin them down to posts for my deck cover.

Grilled up some nice steaks in a rainstorm this week, and the cat loves it.


-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 04:01 PM

This is really nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 04:25 PM

How did you attach to the house. Can you post some pictures? I’m in the middle of planning to do pretty much exactly the same thing?

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 03:16 PM

I’m with WoodWorkJosh. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a couple years. I really need to rip out our old deck and build a new one or build a patio. Either way, I want a pergola over it and this one looks great.

Is that clear corrugated fiberglass?

-- John, Rochester NY

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 02:56 AM

Hi all thanks for the kind words!

jhurrell, yep thats a clear corrugated, but it’s polycarbonate. lighter and more flexible and longer lived that normal fiberglass. I don’t think actual fiberglass comes in clear? IDK maybe :)
both box stores carry it, and both their brands are pretty much the same material, just slightly diff shaped “wave”
I also got the matching support ribs in a wood to put on top of the rafters and runners to support it. Not sure if you can see that anywhere. I used the suntuf line of panels, screws and supports.

WoodWorkJosh, I mounted to the house with two 2×8x10’ pressure treated boards, and used FastenMaster Headlok screws to lag them into the house. Loved this product, but I did pre-drill so as not to snap off anything.
maybe you can see from this picture. just regular joist hangers on the header, but I did shave a bit off the end to make it fit my structure and have the correct pitch to the roof

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