LumberJocks

Deck, second story

  • Advertise with us
Project by OzarkCarver posted 1216 days ago 4204 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a second story deck that I built a couple of years ago with the help of my two boys that is before they went back to college. It is 12’ X 16’ with two landings going down to the stairs. It is on concrete footing about two feet down and all of the hardware is galvanized steel. I used Strong Tie reinforcements throughout. I also made all of the post caps out of scraps I had left. My wife and I designed it, I sketched it out on graph paper, and ended up with this. If my boys learned anything from this, it was to make sure every thing is square and level before moving onto the next step. The entire process is shown on my Webshots gallery.

-- Jim, Missouri





7 comments so far

View MasterSergeant's profile (online now)

MasterSergeant

1277 posts in 1274 days


#1 posted 1215 days ago

Very nice job, enjoy the deck for many many years.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View horsch's profile

horsch

39 posts in 1251 days


#2 posted 1215 days ago

What did you use to finish it with?

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14821 posts in 1775 days


#3 posted 1215 days ago

Nice Job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View devann's profile

devann

1735 posts in 1278 days


#4 posted 1215 days ago

Welcome to LJ. That is a good looking treatment you did for the post caps.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1781 days


#5 posted 1215 days ago

Beautiful deck. I’m planning on building a pool deck this summer. I think I just found my inspiration.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View tpires's profile

tpires

16 posts in 1469 days


#6 posted 1215 days ago

Great eye appeal every where you look on this deck, congratulation on a job very well done.
Tony

-- Tony, South west Missouri

View OzarkCarver's profile

OzarkCarver

12 posts in 1217 days


#7 posted 1215 days ago

Thanks for the comments folks. Horsch, I used Cabot cedar stain that I got at Lowe’s. I brushed it on the top areas and used a Wagner power sprayer on the underside. It was great with all the joists, stairs, etc. By the way, we are selling our house and the deck, of course, will come with it. I hate to see it go, but new things await at the new place.

-- Jim, Missouri

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase