Framing a free standing deck
I'm planning on building a deck in my backyard in the fall, and have everything sorted except for one thing. I decided to go with a free standing deck.
I'll be digging holes for 6x6 posts every 4 feet along the house, and my support beam will end up about 1.5 feet off the house. (Or as close as I can get the auger to the house foundation)
The joists will run perpendicular to the house and over hang the beam so I can bring the decking as close to the house as possible.
My problem is, how do I attach the rim board to the joists, when there will only be approx 1 inch space between the rim board and the house.....
I have heard of people building the joist/rim assembly first, then 'sliding' the assembly into place before toe nailing the joists to the beams. I would prefer not to do this.....