How to frame a deck video.
As you can see, this deck is only a few feet off the ground. In any case, it makes no difference on how you frame, although it is easier!
Only the length of the post varies. As you will see, I use nail guns. Using a nail gun makes it much easier and faster. When you’re
holding a large (and very heavy) 2×10 piece of wood with one hand, you can air-nail with the other hand. These air nailers can be rented at any
rental center (like United Rentals). But if you’re doing a small project, using regular galvanized nail with a hammer works just fine, not to mention that it’s cheaper. This deck shows what is called a drop beam. This is the main beam that holds the deck up. This is
where the post stands on the footing, runs up to and under the main beam. Then the floor joists lay on top of the main beam. This way, you’re relying on the strength of the wood to hold the deck up, and not on the nails and the bolts. There is certainly a lot
more that goes into building a deck than I describe here, so please just ask me if you need information on building a deck. All of the wood is the pressure treated pine. It looks okay at first, but you really should seal it. Wait a few weeks before sealing to allow it to dry out first. I also did not show the footings or the ledger plate going on, so if you have any questions, please… just ask!
Coming this spring I will be making a complete start to finish deck video.