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Old 04-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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How do I extend my deck?


I have a very small deck, and would like to extend to the left. I only want to extend the deck part, not the stairs.

How would I go about doing that?

There is stone on the patio presently.

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Old 04-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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I think I did something wrong, but here are the other pics.

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Yes, Scuba, I think I did something wrong there.

They are attached now.
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The same way the first one was built.
Add a ledger board, post and joist.
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I'd reevaluate the post/beam relationship under the present structure. The beam seems to have a space over the 4x4 post. I'd switch the posts to 6x6's and put a continouous beam accross the entire front. If you don't want to bolt into the house, install two other 6x6 posts by the house and float the deck.
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I'd reevaluate the post/beam relationship under the present structure. The beam seems to have a space over the 4x4 post. I'd switch the posts to 6x6's and put a continouous beam accross the entire front. If you don't want to bolt into the house, install two other 6x6 posts by the house and float the deck.
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Thanks Ron. I like the idea of the floating the deck, as you are correct, I don't want to bolt to the house.

The pictures looks like there is a space but the 2 X 6s, (I think that is what they are?) are on the post across to the other side.

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