Tommy's Trade Secrets - How To Build Decking Tommy's Yard. Loading... Unsubscribe from Tommy's Yard? ... Learn how to build a deck or raised decking area with this video tutorial.
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The frame in this tutorial essentially represents all the primary support beams that your deck will require – the perimeter, of course, and also a few beams running through the center of the deck perimeter to support the middle sections of the deck floor.
The first step of the project is to build the supports of the deck. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to check out the outdoor deck plans, in which we show you how to lay out the deck properly and build the concrete footings. Before installing the joists to the support beams, you should make sure they are perfectly level.
How to Build a Deck Frame – How to Build a Deck Part 4. This is part 4 in our how to build a deck series / how to build a deck frame. Click here for part 3 if you missed it.. Framing (or sub-frame) is what many people are most familiar with then it comes to deck building, but often this isn’t done correctly.
To cut the beams to the right length, start by setting the end of a straight joist against the house at the edge of the deck layout. Square it by marking the house 6 feet from the deck corner and marking the joist 8 feet from the corner. Adjust the joist until the diagonal between the marks measures 10 feet. Mark and cut the beams.
The deck should be below the door threshold to keep water out of the house. Measure down the thickness of the decking plus the width of the joists and support beams. This notes the top of the posts. Mark a level line at this height along the house. Mark the width of the deck on the house as well to help you position the frame later.
After these elements are in place, you should frame the perimeter of the deck using temporary supports. Each deck design will naturally present its own order of assembly by which to proceed. Many builders take different approaches, but good planning will always result in a smoother building process.
Lay out the joist frame and position the deck boards on top, creating the necessary deck board expansion gaps. Timber deck boards require a 5 to 8mm expansion gap along the length of the deck boards and a 3mm gap along the ends of the deck boards.
Building a deck frame. Outdoor deck framing. The first step of the project is to build the supports of the deck. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to check out the outdoor deck plans, in which we show you how to lay out the deck properly and build the concrete footings.
Once you have begun building your decking frame, you should understand the height of your structure and where it needs to fix to your outside wall. After determining the right level, you can then offer the ledger boards up against the wall and use a pencil to mark through the holes.
On a small deck, three joists is sufficient (one in the middle and the others at the centre-point between the edge of the frame and the centre joist). Mark across one side of the frame first, then repeat on the opposite side.
Once the frame is in place, finishing the deck is largely the same as with a wood framed deck–you’ll screw your boards to the joists in the deck frame. Manufacturers of high-quality composite decking are aware of the many advantages of steel framing, and manufacture screws that are designed to screw into steel framing easily.