Platform Deck

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Project by redsox9 posted 03-07-2012 03:07 AM 5944 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this deck four years ago at my previous residence. The plans came from an issue of Family Handyman that my mother (moonls) forwarded to me. 12×12 deck with a pressure treated frame and composite decking supported on concrete blocks. The only custom feature I added was the built-in bench on the side closest to the house. If I had one chance to go back and redo this project, I would have chosen to use hidden deck fasteners.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 05:03 AM

Nice desk!

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 01:31 PM

You did a nice job because this deck was not only well-built but it turned an uneven and unsightly patch of concrete & weeds into a nice picnic and play area!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 03:10 PM

Nice job. I once did a deck like that using that same material and I agree, I wish I had used the concealed fasteners.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 06:34 PM

@Jim Finn—I did use them on a later deck project and was very pleased with the results. Thanks for the nice post!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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