DECK Framing

HOW to frame a deck

FIVE LEDGER BOARD TECHNIQUES TO SECURE YOUR DECK

If you are attaching your deck to a ledger board then you must know how to do it properly. There are different methods to accomplish this.

How to attach larger ledger board to smaller houst joist

What is the best way  to attach a ledger board?

BEAM Size and span 

See the Deck Post Size Table to make determine the beam dimensions.

STRUCTURAL CONNECTORS FOR BUILDING A DECK

Construction connectors today make your job go faster and much easier.

DECK LOAD CAPACITY AND TRIBUTARY AREA: HOW THEY RELATE

That's because any analysis of what load a structure may bear upon itself and its foundation must involve the support post network and soil bearing capacity. 

SETTING BEAM HEIGHT FOR YOUR DECK

Once you have determined the height of the first level of your deck and installed the ledger board its time to think about setting the height of the supporting beams. 

TRY FRAMING A DECK FOR PROFIT, LESS WASTE AND A BETTER LOOKING DECK

You will learn how to size up the underlying structure of a deck so that you never have to rip a single expensive composite board.

SEVERAL FACTORS DETERMINE THE DECK JOIST SPAN FOR YOUR DECK

The proper deck joist span (distance between supporting beams below the joists) for your deck should be known before you start building and is needed to draft your deck plan.

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