Saturday, August 30, 2008

Deck - Framework Done

2008
Saturday, August 30

What a freakn awesome day! Mid 70's, sunny, blue skies and a nice breeze. It was such a perfect day to work on the deck! We had gotten soooo much accomplished today.

We constructed and finished all of the outside joists for the rest of the decks. I feel so good right now because of all the work we accomplished today.

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About the only thing that didn't go smoothly was the position of some of the brackets. What looks good on paper obviously doesn't necessarily always work out in reality. Poor Tim... it seemed like every bracket he just had finished nailing on, we had him removed it, due to design change. All the decks are connected and supporting each other. Some of the brackets needed to be changed, once we had seen what was really needed to do the job.

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We also decided, once things were getting assembled, not to have a double joist upfront on the main deck. The 2 decks below it have double joists that it sits on. My Dad came up with a great idea, which was to only have 1 outside joist, therefore there will be a lip for the inside joists to sit on. Originally we were just going to use 13 angled brackets, but now we don't need them and it'll save us 80 bucks. Yay Dad!

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