Ayuh,...... I'd do All of the framin' with ground contact rated P/T lumber,.....1. In the photo you can see that my yard slopes downward. I would like for the high side to be about even with the top of the deck, so the frame facing that end would be underground.
In this case is it ok to use a treated 2x6 as the face of the deck in contact with the soil? (I'm thinking about potential rot and any pressure from the sloping yard). Alternatives?
I prefer to lay the boards in the direction the water flows,.....2. Any preference for the direction of laying the deck surface? I'm leaning toward laying them vertically.
The screw holes will be under the canopy's feet, well hidden, so what's the problem,..??3. The canopy frame has screw holes along each corner. Any suggestions for mounting and supporting the canopy sufficiently without damaging the deck surface?