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Posted: 7/7/2010 5:56:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 2:43:33 PM EDT by GrabMyWrist]
The deck has been laid. This afternoon the footings for the 4 posts that will support the patio were poured. Yes, I know two of the posts are smaller than the rest. They were used to level the footings in concrete below them.

Once the concrete is dry, four main posts will go in along with the main beams and trusses. Then the plywood, skylights and roofing material.

That will be followed by a nice coat of stain and sealer. Then the hot tub will be put in place and the railings will go up.





I can't wait till it's finished.

Link Posted: 7/7/2010 6:17:20 PM EDT
WIN!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 6:36:25 PM EDT
Very nice!


Wanna come rebuild mine when you're done?
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 6:47:24 PM EDT
Lookin' nice!

Can't wait ta see Surferboi fall off of it!
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 10:13:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/7/2010 10:16:41 PM EDT by Matt45]

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:

Once the concrete is dry, 4 main posts will go in and the trusses and main beam will be installed. Then the plywood, skylights and roofing material.



WTF???

What kind of pitch...how's it gonna bear the snowload???

WHO in WA needs a roof....there's mostly sunny weather for the seasons it's nice to be out on the deck....

ETA- What is that, 13" centers? Why Redwood and not Trex/whathaveyou?
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 10:20:10 PM EDT
Where do you put the kegs?
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 10:27:02 PM EDT
Nice, but I'll never have another wood deck. Composite FTW!
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 11:17:19 PM EDT
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 11:25:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.

On the same note can it not absorb moisture and expand? I think the space is there to prevent them from expanding and warping the shit out of each other.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 5:35:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt45:
What kind of pitch...how's it gonna bear the snowload???


I would just avoid allowing Spanky to come over in the winter.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:17:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt45:

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:

Once the concrete is dry, 4 main posts will go in and the trusses and main beam will be installed. Then the plywood, skylights and roofing material.



WTF???

What kind of pitch...how's it gonna bear the snowload???

WHO in WA needs a roof....there's mostly sunny weather for the seasons it's nice to be out on the deck....

ETA- What is that, 13" centers? Why Redwood and not Trex/whathaveyou?



The pitch of the roof will be the same as the one on the main house. You missed the truss part, right?

I opted for a roof for two reasons. I like to grill all year round and it will provide a nice cool place to sit in the summer.

I went with wood instead of Trex for the slip factor. I don't want anyone busting their ass on a Trex deck after using the hot tub.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:18:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrewXD:
Where do you put the kegs?


Under the bar.

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:19:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.


Expansion and contraction is a bitch. Every board that shrinks will also expand.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:20:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thedaledoe:

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.

On the same note can it not absorb moisture and expand? I think the space is there to prevent them from expanding and warping the shit out of each other.


Holy Shit!

Ever think of becoming a General Contractor?

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:20:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedaledoe:

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.

On the same note can it not absorb moisture and expand? I think the space is there to prevent them from expanding and warping the shit out of each other.

Two words: "Spilt beer"
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:22:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Two words: "Spilt beer"




That's alcohol abuse!



Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:23:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Two words: "Spilt beer"




That's alcohol abuse!




Then the gaps should be closed and a bucket of straws should be provided.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:50:36 AM EDT
looking good!

Friday nights at GMW?




Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:51:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Two words: "Spilt beer"




That's alcohol abuse!




Then the gaps should be closed and a bucket of straws should be provided.


Tell ya what, I'll have a special straw just for you.

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:52:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jasonfin1128:
looking good!

Friday nights at GMW?



Who knows? It's happened before.



Link Posted: 7/8/2010 6:55:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.


Expansion and contraction is a bitch. Every board that shrinks will also expand.


True, but if that wood is new, it will contract more then it will expand, in my experience. But that is limiited to helping my pops with two decks in California, obviously the climate is different here. And also why I'm in the tech sector, not construction!


Link Posted: 7/8/2010 7:38:14 AM EDT
So........

When's the hot tub party? And will bathing suits be optional?


Link Posted: 7/8/2010 7:51:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.


Expansion and contraction is a bitch. Every board that shrinks will also expand.


True, but if that wood is new, it will contract more then it will expand, in my experience. But that is limiited to helping my pops with two decks in California, obviously the climate is different here. And also why I'm in the tech sector, not construction!




Gotcha. It also helps with air circulation, which greatly slows down the wood rot factor.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 7:52:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gibby:
So........

When's the hot tub party? And will bathing suits be optional?





When the hot tub is installed. An NO bathing suits are not optional. They are mandatory.

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 8:06:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By Gibby:
So........

When's the hot tub party? And will bathing suits be optional?





When the hot tub is installed. An NO bathing suits are not optional. They are mandatory.





Good Answer.

Sorry Gibby, but there is no need to show yours or any one elses naked hairy ass.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 8:13:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:


When the hot tub is installed. An NO bathing suits are not optional. They are mandatory.


Thank to Goodness I always have my Birthday suit...it doubles as a "bathing suit"
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 8:14:26 AM EDT
laying wood on 2
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 8:18:21 AM EDT
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 8:35:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me

Makes that morning piss a messy bitch.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 9:11:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By thedaledoe:

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Looks good.

Only one question. Why the space between the boards? Every deck I've seen (like fences) the wood will dry and shrink making that space even bigger. Not criticizing, just wondering if something is different then my knowledge.

On the same note can it not absorb moisture and expand? I think the space is there to prevent them from expanding and warping the shit out of each other.


Holy Shit!

Ever think of becoming a General Contractor?


I'm not sure if you are mocking me or not. lol

But yeah, sometimes, I think I might like doing that actually.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 9:18:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me


At your age, you should be proud!
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 9:56:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me


At your age, you should be proud!


Link Posted: 7/8/2010 10:45:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me


At your age, you should be proud!

It's amazing what a popsicle stick and some masking tape can do...
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 11:18:00 AM EDT
Aaw, dayum, secret's out now. Da goilz will be sooo disappointed!
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 1:05:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:


Once the concrete is dry, 4 main posts will go in and the beam(s) and trusses and main beam will be installed.


Beams before trusses. I'm a stickler on the job, too.

Are you building it yourself or is a contractor?
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 2:28:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HABU:
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:


Once the concrete is dry, 4 main posts will go in and the beam(s) and trusses and main beam will be installed.


Beams before trusses. I'm a stickler on the job, too.

Are you building it yourself or is a contractor?


LOL, thanks HABU. That's what I meant to convey. It was damb hot out yesterday and I was very tired.

I'm building it with a co-worker who builds decks and patios on the side. He's been doing it for the better part of 20 years.

It's fun and I have learned quite a bit.

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 2:36:40 PM EDT
Right on, looking good!

The beer's gonna taste a smidge better as you're out there all proud of yourself enjoying it this summer.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 3:14:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Two words: "Spilt beer"




That's alcohol abuse!





what if it's spilled on a grock
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 10:24:56 PM EDT
Hey I just saw the pictures of the deck it looks pretty good. Hopefully you dont end up pissing on this one lol.
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 10:36:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:

Originally Posted By bobbitybobbity:
Wudda coincidence....I woke up with wood.....on page 2. yay me

Makes that morning piss a messy bitch.

Not if you have a deck you can walk out onto and piss off of.
Link Posted: 7/9/2010 4:17:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Lookin' nice!

Can't wait ta see Surferboi fall off of it!


Ass.

Although, that may very well happen at some point in time.

Deck looks great, finished product by.....????

-z

Link Posted: 7/9/2010 6:56:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Surferboi:
Originally Posted By ViniVidivici:
Lookin' nice!

Can't wait ta see Surferboi fall off of it!


Ass.

Although, that may very well happen at some point in time.

Deck looks great, finished product by.....????

-z



Another Surferboi post...............it's a miracle I tell ya, a full-blown miracle!
Link Posted: 7/10/2010 12:13:15 PM EDT
Looks good!

You're a little further ahead with your deck than I am with mine. But it's getting there.



Link Posted: 7/10/2010 12:16:05 PM EDT
I can't quite see where the permit is hanging.
Link Posted: 7/10/2010 1:14:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2010 1:19:54 PM EDT by sixgunsblazing]
Looks like a good start, Boomer!

My last deck addition, might do the rest of the deck this year yet.



http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=8&f=15&t=321643
Link Posted: 7/10/2010 5:40:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Looks good!

You're a little further ahead with your deck than I am with mine. But it's getting there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/SD70MAC/Deck1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/SD70MAC/Deck2.jpg


Don't blocks usually go on the beams?
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 6:07:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2010 6:09:00 AM EDT by Boomer]
Originally Posted By HABU:
Don't blocks usually go on the beams?


I suppose that would be a good idea if the blocking/bridging were necessary for added rigidity and structural integrity to the deck framing itself. Instead of using blocking to prevent the deck joists from racking, I used simpler and more effective 45 degree diagonal bracing on the bottom of the joists. Most of the blocking that I have installed is to provide support for the installation of the decking itself in a decorative pattern. Rather than simply lay the decking on horizontally, I am going to use what is called a "picture frame" pattern. Decorative patterns, designs and inlays in decking are not uncommon, especially considering the amazing things that can be done with composite decking. However, blocking is needed to support those designs, and it seems impractical if not downright impossible to make sure that all of that blocking runs atop of beams. Some of the blocking I did was to support the handrail posts along the rim joists and band board, but again it would seem impractical to run beams along those areas as well. But then again I earn my living railroading and am probably a hell of lot better at that than I am at carpentry and I may be completely full of crap when it comes to nailing and screwing things to together. So hopefully my deck doesn't collapse. But if anything I think I have tried to build it a little stouter than it really needs to be.
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 6:56:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
I earn my living railroading and am probably a hell of lot better at that than I am at carpentry and I may be completely full of crap when it comes to nailing and screwing things to together. So hopefully my deck doesn't collapse.


Of course that is why we get permits and inspections from the "professionals" at the county.
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 7:31:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:

Don't forget to post pics after it's all decked, I'm anxious to see the decking.
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 7:32:51 AM EDT
I didn't see the permit on the man room when I was there. Must have fallen behind something or maybe burnt in an electrical fire.
Link Posted: 7/17/2010 10:54:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HABU:
Originally Posted By Boomer:

Don't forget to post pics after it's all decked, I'm anxious to see the decking.


Decking is done, railing and spiral staircase on order.

"Picture frame" taking shape:



Finished decking:





Looking down to the patio where the spiral staircase will lead:

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