by Chuck - a first-timer
I have an existing 5x10 PT deck. I want to replace the deck with cedar and then add a second, lower-level deck. The second deck will be 2 steps below the first deck.
My question is:
How am I supposed to connect the 2 decks - can I simply build the 2 decks and then do box stairs to connect them. What do I anchor my stairs to?
I have seen articles on building multi-level decks but they seem to be talking about having posts anchored into the ground for support. Can someone help me understand if my simpler idea of laying stairs on top of the lower deck will suffice?