how to build a 14 x 18 deck

how to build a 14 x 18 deck

Deck Framing: How to Determine Deck Framing Lumber Sizes

Decide what size deck you want to build. Determine the joist lumber that requires the least amount of support for the size of the deck then choose beams post spacing and post sizes. Determining the lumber to use is one of the first steps in estimating deck building costs. Let’s look at two examples. Deck one – 24 x 10 feet

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Deck Flooring Calculator and Price Estimator - Inch Calculator

Before you start your project you should refer to our deck cost calculator to get an idea of how much it costs to build a deck and what options are available. We have a number of great resources to help with your deck project. Get a free estimate from a local contractor if you’re interested in having someone else quote the project.

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How Many Footings Do I Need for a Deck?

The most-common square footing sizes are 16 x 16” as well as 18 x 18” and 20 x 20”. Before calculating the size and number of deck footings you’ll need to know the type of soil you’re building on. Additionally determine approximately how much total weight the deck will hold. Soils are classified as mostly gravel sand or clay.

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