New Deck

7 Materials
3 Days

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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3 questions
  • Sharon Cave
    on Jul 14, 2020

    How did you prepare the ground

    • Susan Davia
      on Jul 15, 2020

      we leveled and tamped but it was already pretty tamped down as it was for 7 years a chicken coop and had a structure over it.....we dug the holes out and put the Quikrete Building Form Tube,put the post in and filled with cement,when the cement was close to being set with put the metal post holder into the cement....

  • Tamy Spangler
    on Jul 19, 2020

    Where did you use the risers? In the materials list they look like bed risers but I couldn't find them used in the instructions.

    • Susan Davia
      on Jul 19, 2020

      I have yet to put the risers in,they are for the is to protect my blind dog

  • Mariquita.
    7 days ago

    Very well done I love it !! 👍🏼,I just have one question ,where do you use the Risers ?

    • Susan Davia
      7 days ago

      still need to put them in ...on the stairs for our blind dog...

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  • Linda Shaw
    on Jul 20, 2020

    This is amazing. Finally will redo deck for third time. Wish we did not have a split level. I love this. Probably will do a tec deck. The others do not last. Enjoyed this immensely. Thanks for the incentive. The decor is fabulous.

  • Susan Davia
    on Jul 20, 2020

    Thank you,if it is done right from bottom up it should last a long time,my friend did a tec deck ,he said only draw back is because it sits in a lot of sun it gets very hot,he is now forced to build some form of overhand.

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