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Lowes Deck Design For Jay Print this document and take it to your local Lowe's. One of our associates will help you find the materials you need. All rights reserved copyright ©2007 DIY Technologies
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Deck layout diagram Top view without planks Bottom view with planks Top view with planks All rights reserved copyright ©2007 DIY Technologies Page 2
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Deck Part Identification Baluster The vertical pieces of a railing spaced at regular intervals between posts. Beam A horizontal framing piece, which rests on posts and supports joists. Decking The boards used to make the walking surface of the deck Joist A horizontal frame piece that supports the decking and spreads the weight over the beams Ledger A horizontal strip that connects the deck to the house. Concrete Pier A vertical piece of concrete, used as a footing to support a post. Post A vertical framing piece, used to support a beam or a joist. Riser The board attached to the verticcal cut surface of a stair stringer. Stringer The diagonal board used to support treads and risers on a stairway. Tread The horizontal surface of a stair, perpendicular to the riser. Bottom Rail The lower horizontal piece that connects rail posts Top Rail The upper horizontal piece that connects rail posts Cap Rail The top horizontal trim on railing. Rail Post The vertical posts connected to the deck framing, to which railing is secured. All rights reserved copyright ©2007 DIY Technologies Page 3
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Installation Checklist Building code and zoning requirements Check deed restrictions, building codes and/or zoning laws to make sure your deck complies. Check with local utility companies to make sure deck construction will not disturb piping or wiring. Deck function While planning your deck, determine how it will be used. Your climate While planning your deck, consider local weather. Take advantage of good views. Install ledger Install ledger to anchor deck to house. Ledger placement determines the deck floor level, normally 2-4" below floor line. If unsure about attaching a ledger board, consult a professional. Use batterboards and mason's string to mark off deck area and locate footing. Square with string Attach string to ledger and/or batterboards. Batterboards go just outside perimeter corners of the deck. Use the 3-4-5 method to get a 90 degree angle in one corner. Install posts Footing/posthole depth is dictated by local codes. Check with local utility companies to make sure deck construction will not disturb piping or wiring. All rights reserved copyright ©2007 DIY Technologies Page 4
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Installation Checklist Post bracing Brace posts as dictated by local codes. Attach beams to posts Determine the desired deck floor height on the posts. Determine height for securing the top of the beam to the post.
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course SCI 207 taught by Professor Blume during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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