Deck On Slope

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by: dg7272 on 05/02/2008 Views 12728



Tools & Materials

  • 3 6 x 6 posts
  • 150 sqftof pressure treated deck boards (5/4"x 6")
  • 1 Galexterior paint
  • 3 2 x 10 x 16 boards (ledger &support joists)
  • 10 2 x 8 x 12 boards (support joists for deck boards)
  • 7 vinyl garage door jambs (turn them around to make them look like fluted moldingClassic architectural look
  • 8 60 lbbags of dry concrete mix
  • Deck screws for pressure-treated lumber
  • 15 3"lag bolts and washers to fasten the joists/ledger boards to house and support posts


The postage stamp deck (12 x 12) that came with this house wouldn't fit our patio table for a family of five, much less our grill. The slope next to the deck was just a bad mow...simply useless area. It called...screamed, for an extension of the existing deck.

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