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By Wayne Halm –

Surprise! The Aleve did the trick, I could move.  Time to get some framing done!

Aside from a lot of measuring and cutting my challenge of the day was using Joist Hangers.

This is a joist hanger.  I had never used them before.

This is a joist hanger. I had never used them before.

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I worried that the joist hangers did not look very strong.  Happily I can say, “It was wasted worry.”

The joist hangers produced really solid joints!

The joist hangers produced really solid joints!

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Then it became a matter of measure, cut, and nail – measure, cut, and nail – again and again.

I finished the framing in time to lay the deck planks in place.  Yeah, that felt good!

 It wasn’t the time to nail the planks down, there is more to be done to them.  I just put them there so Sally could get an idea of the size.

It wasn’t the time to nail the planks down, there is more to be done to them. I just put them there so Sally and Margie could get an idea of the size.

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This was a productive day (thank you Aleve).  I was a happy camper.  Check back tomorrow and see what happens.

Then — Come play golf with me.

 

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9 thoughts on “Deck Post 5 Framing

  1. Wayne

    Looks good! You mentioned nail the top pieces down; we generally screw them down in Canada because of the drastic changes in temperature. Keeps the squeaking down.

    When is the christening ceremony?

    Cheers
    Jim

    • Aloha Donna,

      Thank you, I appreciate that! Please keep following and advise me on matters of taste – it’s been said that I don’t have much. (Or, knowing your family, you can tell me about construction techniques too.)

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

    • Aloha Josh,

      Wow! If I’m impressing you, I must be doing something right. And yes, my dogs do check out everything. Sometimes I have to push their noses out of the way so I can read the ruler. Sally thinks I’m building the deck for her, but the dogs evidently have their own ideas.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

  2. Looking good Wayne. Screws are best and leave a small space between boards for expansion and drainage. I know that you did that.

    • Aloha,

      Thank you! I appreciate the kind words. Sally and I are having discussions about the spacing. Once I have the planks sanded and sealed I will lay them out at various spacing and see which she prefers.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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