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Adding joists

Adding joists

September 02, 2006

Heidi attaches the center joist to the side beams with joist hangers.

To keep things simple, we just built a free-standing deck rather than an attached. So there's no ledger, and the beams run perpendicular to the house rather than parallel. Our deck is so low to the ground that we decided to just let the whole thing rest on the ground rather than rest the joists on beams or attach them directly to posts and piers.

The beams and joists are simple 2x8's.