New Deck

7 materials
$750
3 Days
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we removed our chicken coop and decided to put in a deck.....later we will put a slider from master bedroom leading out to the deck.size is approx 120 sq ft

we dug down 20 inches

dug the hole, placed the Quikrete 10 in. x 48 in. Building Form Tube (cut in half) put the post into this, poured the cement and put the metal post holder into this.. we then waited a few days for the cement to set.

using 6"x6" post and 2"x8"x10" to make the frame work,we notched out the 6"x6" post to fit in the (2) 2"x8"x10" into the post.

we used a shorter 6"x6" post in the center as this is where the slider will be.eventually we will replace an old window with a slider.

we repeated the process on the other side

Joist done.....

and the 2 additional post where the hand rails will be; it will have 2 sets of stairs....from the furthest view between the corner of the house the the 1st post there will be a set of stairs....and from there a rail...on the flip side of that a raised flower bed....the other set of stairs will be on this side of the deck with a rail next to it.

flashing to help protect the boards
starting to lay the boards down

using 2"x6"x10"

deck is laid down
1st set of stairs done
2nd set of stairs done

this leads to the side yard where we have the grills...

Rail and planter box

Rail and planter box built.

Planter box

Built a planter box. this area leads out to the back yard,has a view of the duck pond as well.

deck sealed and Rails up

2nd set up,still have hand rails to do.

Our new deck
Additional railing to safeguard our small blind dog

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