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Old 11-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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I am building a 12 foot by 12 foot deck that will be 8 feet above the ground.
I am using 6x12 ledgers and 2x12 joists 16 inch oc all in douglas fir.
Exterior grade 1inch plywood on top.
My question is can I get by with using only four 6x6 post at the corners or will I be overloading? There will be as many as six people on the deck with furniture.

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Old 11-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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I am building a 12 foot by 12 foot deck that will be 8 feet above the ground.
I am using 6x12 ledgers and 2x12 joists 16 inch oc all in douglas fir.
Exterior grade 1inch plywood on top.
My question is can I get by with using only four 6x6 post at the corners or will I be overloading? There will be as many as six people on the deck with furniture.
What are you putting on top of the plywood?

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