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Placing the deck frame using a to layer joists construction





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deck paving slabspaving slabs interspaceledger concrete footings

Once you have dug the gutter now adjust the paving slabs into a upright position and align them horizontally. Fill sand or lean concrete into the intermediate space in order to fasten the plates.

If you have worked with and (or finished cement out of the bag), the interspace must now be filled well so no open spaces remain.

In the foreground you can see the the ledger and at the back the concrete footings.

joists in balancedeck frame layerslower cross joists

First success: the joists are exactly in balance.

In this case, the deck frame made of two layers: longitudinal and transverse joists.

First, the lower cross joists to the L post footers are screwed.

decking footers fasteninglongitudinal joistswood deck terrace

First test of endurance: the footings are fastened bombproof to the joists.

The longitudinal joists at a distance of 50 cm with metal brackets attached to the cross joists.

Special case: because the terrace should have an organic form, this must be a carrier provided with an angular cut.


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