Framing a Deck

How To : Frame a basic deck

Check out this video to learn how to frame a basic deck. Get ready to put the footings on. Start with the beam, which holds the deck up.

How To : Install deck posts and beams

In this sixth part in the series on building your deck, you will be installing the structure that will support the joists and flooring of your deck. It is critical that these parts are sturdy and solid. Before you begin framing your deck, you should have the ledger installed a ...more

How To : Build a deck step by step with Lowe's

If you're not an everyday woodworker, then building a deck may be a challenge for you. But it's not as hard as it might seem. If you follow all of the required steps for deck building, you'll have one of the best ones on the block, and be pretty darn proud of it, too! So, che ...more

How To : Build deck stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to make deck stairs. Steps: 1 Determine the width of each stair tread. 2 Use 4-foot level and tape measure to find the total rise of the staircase. 3 Divide total rise by number of steps to find height of each riser. 4 Set fra ...more

How To : Build a small and movable stage

In this stage design and construction video series, learn how to build one of those small “portals.” Our expert—a director, actor, and producer himself—will show you tips and techniques for building a small, mobile stage that can be set up anywhere you or your acting troupe de ...more

How To : Set support beams and rim joists for a wooden deck

This video tutorial from Hometime TV shows how to set supporting beams on top of posts when building a deck. It also shows how to install the rim joists, which define the perimeter of the deck, and demonstrates several types of metal connectors for these framing elements. The ...more

How To : Build a small deck with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more

How To : Build a Tech Deck quarterpipe

This is a video tutorial in the Hobbies & Toys category where you are going to learn how to build a Tech Deck quarter-pipe. For this you will need hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, coat hanger, cardboard, card and scissors. First cut out the three pieces of the frame out of the c ...more

How To : Board up a window

Board up a window for protection against strong storms and hurricanes. Learn how to board up a window. You Will Need: * Exterior-grade plywood, at least 5/8 of an inch thick * Drill * Drill bits * Hammer * Lag screws and plastic-coated permanent anchors (for wood-framed hous ...more

How To : Build deck stairs

In this tutorial, we learn how to build deck stairs. First, you need to level out your work space and then use a tape measure to see how high your stairs will be from the top of the deck to the stairs. After you have these measurements, take your pieces of wood and use a frami ...more

How To : Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams

While building a deck may not be the easiest DIY project, it can be done with proper planning and execution. In part one of this five part series, learn about decking material options, deck style options, building codes restrictions and much more. In part two of this five par ...more

How To : Build a playground slide

In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for building a standard joist design playground slide, supported by 3-by-4 posts and secured with galvanized fasteners. All fasteners exposed to the outdoors must be weather-resistant, galvanized, zinc-coated brass or stainless ...more

How To : Install deck joists

Installing the decking joists the will provide the framing platform for the deck boards is the seventh step in our series on building your deck. Before you can install the joists, the ledger should be in place along the house and the girders should be secured to the posts. The ...more

News : Balsa Wood Surfboard Rails and Inside Frame.

In the pic below the frame of the board and the bottom deck are fiberglassed into place. all of the claps have a buffer between the clamp and the balsa wood because the balsa wood is so soft, it gets dent easy. i even use weights to hold some parts in place. I cover old socke ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Make your own skateboard deck from scratch

This video, by GC Productions, brings you this segment of "Hammered and Screwed". In this episode, they teach you how to make your own skateboard at home, using materials you may have around the house or may find at your local hardware store. You will need 6 to 9 pieces of woo ...more

How To : Install deck railing

Deck railings are important to both the safety and the aesthetic appearance of your deck. In other words, a railing is the perfect blend of "strength and beauty." A deck railing must be built to comply with your local code requirements. For instance, a deck rail should be at ...more

How To : Build wooden cabinet boxes

Do you want to learn how to build cabinets? Watch this five-part video tutorial for the basics of cabinet making using wood. Part one demonstrates the basics of making cabinet boxes from sheet goods while part two goes over how to cut the deck and stretchers for European-style ...more

How To : Build a deck in your backyard

A deck is the perfect place for any kind of get together. You can use it for a party, family event, or just to hang out and relax. Decks can help add a certain style to any backyard and help raise the price of the home. So if you need to build one from scratch, this next tuto ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

How To : Build an Awesome Grind Box!

How to build a really easy, but AWESOME Grind Box.! A grind box, or a skate box is a must for any skater. The grind box in this video is not only very easy to build but it can be made in under a day and with minimal tools. This grind box also has wheels that makes it incredibl ...more

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