old porch floor joist framing

Before about 1860, deck frames were often built of large logs called ... one or two sides, with one of the flat side facing up to act as floor joists.

Find out the minimum size floor joists you need for building decks, sheds, or room ... as 2 is the most common choice for floor joists and other framing lumber. ... a piano collector or plan to crowd as many people as possible onto your deck, you ... has old growth redwood floor joists under the area with a floor currently used ...

Ted arrived to find a porch with rotten tongue-and-groove decking, ... shims between the exterior joist and the finish apron (the shims are visible in the ... the 2x8 treated lumber was assembled identically to the old framing, and ...

The framing was solid, and repairs were straightforward because I had ... The single rim joist carrying the deck joists was face-nailed to the 4×4 ...

An old deck with a sound structure doesn't have to be torn down. ... a chalk line at the center of the longest span of the deck framing perpendicular to the joists, ...

A platform-framed wood floor is the most common method of construction above ground-floor level. The floor is constructed using wood joists resting on double ...

It was time to get out with the old deck boards and in with the new—the ... side of the joists, and the joists were nailed to the framing and block.

The majority of the original porch floor was unaffected and is still as solid as the ... flooring to go from the outside edge in as far as the first floor joist. ... groove with a framing hammer, removed all of the old nails and then pried ...

Seven years ago, when I created a deck-remodeling company in ... job look better by hiding the sound, but weathered, existing framing. ... The biggest challenge when installing new deck boards over old joists is making sure ...

For the new deck, I used pressure-treated framing lumber, of course, and ... The original decks were framed with 2x6 joists, and I saw no reason for change. .... I recently repaired an old coastal fence that was built that way, and ...

Learn how to properly install a waterproof deck ledger board using flashing and ... the height for the ledger—which will also be the height for all the joist framing.

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