Because the deck boards are cantilevered beyond the joists, noting where the It was worth the effort to remove screws before pulling the old deck boards. The primary technique I used for removing the boards was jamming a crow bar
About half the deck jobs we do are rebuilds of existing decks. Unless the existing joists are very warped or decayed, we try to reuse the frame. Unlike new joists
A joist is a horizontal structural member used in framing to span an open space, often between beams that subsequently transfer loads to vertical members. When incorporated into a floor framing system, joists serve to provide Wood joists were also used in old-style timber framing. The invention of the circular saw for use
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his method for constructing a The deck shown here features a pressure-treated floor frame that's . But it has the same structural elements as any deck—ledger, joists, beams and piers.
spacing of floor joists so that you'll never have to worry about the floor breaking. But it may have a little bounce to it. When the kids are running through the
Feb 7, 2017 This is the base of a wood column that sits on a wood-framed porch but the floor system is regular wood joists covered with plywood. The wood joists under the porch and the tongue-and-groove decking were old-growth timber that space to share all construction details, had I been the builder on the
Mar 13, 2001 Porch or deck framing with 2x6 joists, joist hangers and beams. Old The old porch column had some minor rot problems. We don't follow that technique because the tops of the joists never seem to line up adequately.
I find better ways to use new products and techniques that extend the life of the deck and its host Instead of building a deck frame cantilevered over a carrying beam, I incor- porated the .. grade level, the old but sound concrete back.
Seven years ago, when I created a deck-remodeling company in Clearfield, whole job look better by hiding the sound, but weathered, existing framing. A lot of old decks lack joist hangers and post connectors (Figure 6), and my In this issue: Durable Deck Details — Under-Deck Drainage — Upgrading a Cable Railing.
Foundation & Floor - Previous Table of Contents Next The porch floor We recommend the use of steel Joist Hangers as the method of attaching joists to the If you install blocking between each pair of framing joists the floor joists can run
We then show you how to use a blocking technique that prevents the joists from . To frame a step-down deck extension, treat the old beam as a ledger for the
May 31, 2016 Best practices for construction and techniques for repair. Before about 1860, deck frames were often built of large logs called “sleepers. hewn flat on one or two sides, with one of the flat side facing up to act as floor joists.
Mar 27, 2015 Watch this video to find out how to remove a rotten wood porch floor, and with pressure treated pine floor joists and tongue and groove flooring. See details. . After the old flooring has been removed using a crow bar, replace any in the porch boards themselves, in the framing that supports it, or both.
Mar 19, 2012 For example, deck screws are not a proper way to attach joist hangers, and using 1-1⁄4-in. joists and hangers had to be added to the existing deck framing. line at the ledger, rather than details as to what the ledger is connecting to. . Old-World Honesty: Modern Remodel of a French-Tudor Home