I have a 10x22 deck in which I need to add a small 6x12 upper level which will be a platform leading to the above ground pool. I am going to install fiberon decking to both decks. My question is should I build the smaller 6x12 deck and attach the stairs to the main deck before I install the new decking on the main deck? I am going to install the posts for the stairs prior to decking but was going to wait until the main deck was completed before starting the smaller deck. This way the stringers would rest on top of the deck.
Thanks for the help.