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Side Patio Deck

  • February 9, 2018

Jsdpe
Jsdpe
Jsdpe
Jsdpe

I built this deck to improve upon the sunken and cracked patio below it. I used posts to raise the elevation and anchored those into the existing patio slab. Some posts were placed in the ground by digging holes and filling with concrete. My house is not perfectly level so I used a string level to level the tops of the posts which I cut with a reciprocating saw. Since I did a lot of work by myself, I cheated by using my finishing nailer to set the horizontal 2x4s in the posts and went back and screwed them solid into the posts later on. I trimmed off the 2x4's girders to length. Deckboards were cut to fit as required for length and angles. I added an edge board to finish off the end and added landscape fabric with some decorative rocks for a landing.

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      • DECKBOARDS, 4X4 TIMBER POSTS, 2X4 GIRDERS, 2X10 EDGE BOARDS, EXTERIOR SCREWS AND DECK SCREWS, EXPANSION ANCHORS WITH L-BRACKETS
      • 1X6 DECKBOARDS
      • 4X4 TIMBER POSTS
      • 2X4 TIMBER GIRDERS
      • 2X10 EDGE BOARDS
      • EXTERIOR SCREWS AND DECK SCREWS
      • EXPANSION ANCHORS WITH L-BRACKETS
      • LANDSCAPE FABRIC AND ROCKS

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  • Cool build! Do you plan to add a stain or leave the existing light wood color? Either way, it looks great!!
    By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018

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Side Patio Deck

by Jsdpe
Feb 09, 2018

I built this deck to improve upon the sunken and cracked patio below it. I used posts to raise the elevation and anchored those into the existing patio slab. Some posts were placed in the ground by digging holes and filling with concrete. My house is not perfectly level so I used a string level to level the tops of the posts which I cut with a reciprocating saw. Since I did a lot of work by myself, I cheated by using my finishing nailer to set the horizontal 2x4s in the posts and went back and screwed them solid into the posts later on. I trimmed off the 2x4's girders to length. Deckboards were cut to fit as required for length and angles. I added an edge board to finish off the end and added landscape fabric with some decorative rocks for a landing.