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03-03-2014 01:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: deck elevated craftsman style

Good morning folks, the Mrs. and I are going to be adding a deck this Spring and was wondering if anyone could give some ideas on how to not do the standard box beam and joist build. I would love to do something like this. Any ideas welcome. Even if you have a link to a good site with examples. Many thanks, Pat

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 04:04 AM

To me that looks cosmetic. The framing underneath it will still be the same. You have to build a structure to code to support the weight of the deck. After that everything else is ornamental. If you plan on using the space underneath the deck you should install an under deck gutter system. Any specific questions let us know

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 04:07 AM

http://trexrainescape.com/index.php here’s some ideas

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 11:23 AM

Greg, thanks. I do understand the framing has to be structurally sound, I guess what I’m looking for is more of the cosmetic add on ideas and how to best incorporate them to make them look like they are really part of the build. I think the corner knee bracing will definitely do some good as a lateral support. Pat

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 07:41 PM

It will I think if you look up pergola designs you’ll get some great ideas. Your basically going to build a deck and then a pergola underneath it. If you follow my twisted logic lol. There are a lot of things you can do to make it nice. Before the gutter systems came out I pitched all the beams with underneath and used a rubber membrane to protect you underneath the deck. Came out really nice. After you put up the rubber you can design a T&G board design with whatever decorative brackets you would like. You can even add fans or lighting. If you have any ideas or questions I build ALOT decks so let me know. I’d be happy to help

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