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Old 12-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #61
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You are correct. The wall is curved. I like it, it adds some character.
Bringing that same curve to the outside of the deck (convex) could have been a nice touch of character too.
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Without naming names (well, you can if you want ), have you done any well known celebrities' decks?


I've worked on Joan Kroc's home, Bobby Beathards, Rolf Benirschke, to name a few off the top of my head.

Unfortunately I did them before camera phones were a big deal.

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Had a rain day today so I cut the stringers in my garage.




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I'll share my homemade stair jig with you guys.


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I'll share my homemade stair jig with you guys.


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I like that better than the stair gauges I have.
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This is very impressive from an engineering point of view and the obvious quality and attention to detail.
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A 12 dollar can of Coppergreen probably added another 20 years to these stairs.





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So I went to a Trex Pro Platinum summit at the Biltmore in Phoenix, my boys did tons of blocking, A-35's and various strapping while I was getting the ultimate luxury treatment.

Hence why I haven't posted in a while.


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So we install our stringers let into the deck joists so we don't have a stair wall hanging below the deck. Therefore the strength is tied into the joist framing.

Note: the top tread on the lower flight, is actually landing and will be wrapped to look as so. In other words if will give the appearance of the first step dropped vs. Flush.




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So after the earthquake the house might be gone but they will have a deck.
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So after the earthquake the house might be gone but they will have a deck.


The house was built in '05 so it more than likely meets the same siesmic requirements.


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Stairs always take a long time !!!


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Couldn't get a framing inspection until Dec. 24 in the morning!!! That had never happened that I can remember. It's always been next day. Called it in Wed.

Here's some more aerials.


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Here's a good shot reflecting the concrete work we did. Which was all an extra I might add.


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