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Client Wants Bling Added to Deck

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Per the Clients Request to add Bling to the Deck.   I've came up with a few ideas:

The Pergalo looks kool but doesn't stop the midday sun light and the deck gets hot.  I can vouch for the how hot the deck got while building it during a 104 degree heat index summer temp.

The Client and I have talked about Half Lite sun screens of wood lattice or vine type plants.   With a preference for the natural look with plants.  So here is my idea of a natural sun shade that could be used until the plants become established in a couple of growing seasons.

























additional bling deck ideas
Before and After Deck Photos
Here's what it took to make the Deck Safe






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Deck Safety Support Beam

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In addition to the 2 prior blog posts on deck safety anchor point support.
Deck Failure Prevention Building Safety IssueDeck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue 3. The opportunity presented itself with this deck to add a Double 2x6 Support Beam.  This Support Beam cut the stress load on the Ledger board by over 50%.  It reduced the ledger board tributary load by 85%.

The new support beam now carries the biggest percentage of the load on the deck.
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this blog post is not the place to teach about tributary loads.  A quick duckduckgo search pointed me to the following link:
Tributary Areas for Gravity LoadsLast Revised: 11/04/2014 If the beam is supporting a floor, roof, or wall that has a pressure loading normal to the surface, the total force on the beam equals the area of surface supported (i.e. the tributary area)...   http://www.bgstructuralengineering.com/BGSMA/BGTribArea/BGSMA_TA_02.htm


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Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue

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2x12 Ledger Support Masonry Brick Wall Attachment Photos, Notes, and Annotations.
2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts).Every other Deck Joist.


http://blog.stlouisrenewableenergy.com/2016/07/deck-failure-prevention-building-safety.html
Next step is the installation of the Double Ledger that will support the Deck Joists in addition to a 3rd Deck Support Point.


________ The Deck to House Attachment Point or lack thereof seems to be somewhat of a common occurrence the photos below "Bring the Deck to Current Building Codes or Tear it Down" Because the Deck was not built to current Building Codes the St Louis Building Code Department required. Photo 1 and 2: Building Code Official- Required to add 1/2 inch diameter lag bolts every 16 inches






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Deck Failure Prevention Building Safety Issue

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One of the reasons that decks collapse is the connection point at the wall, As seen in the following photo: Ledger Board is not attached to the brick wall.  

Currently: This area is supported by a cobbled up support post that rests on the Lower Stairway.  This is not to building codes and is a SAFETY Issue.

July 19, 2016 Update: Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue


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Decks Notes, Examples, Ideas, Drawings

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A client has asked me for Notes, Examples, Ideas, Drawings for Decks.

This link to all about ​Decks From my Website- all kinds of different things and information. The following image is a simple deck bench with a straight back followed by a photo of a Angled Back Deck Bench.






This Bench I made for the Picnic Table from leftover scrap wood I didn’t want to throw away.

I like the Angled Back Bench Seat it makes the seat like an actual comfortable lawn chair.

Deck Benches are kool.  They are not building code compliant.  “If you ever got in trouble in the future they would ask you to make them code compliant.”  Like they did on the following jobs site deck project photos. I did for a guy for totally different reasons.  (the building inspector and the realtor didn’t get along.  The building inspector was right the deck wasn’t right but there was nothing wrong with the deck. I painted it, added metal bracing, fixed the stairs, and added lattice.)   Saving a Deck From the Landfill- StLouis, MO - …

Deck comes to life with TPWStain

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Exterior Deck Re-Stain Before~After Photos~Tips by Scotty

Notice the dull appearance of the existing worn out finish on the Oak wood grain in the before photos.
Then watch it come to life as the TWP 1500brings out the beauty and richness of the Oak Wood Grain.
Today's project is staining this deck to preserve the lumber pic.twitter.com/G0LEZlZSbr — Scotty (@StLHandyMan) September 21, 2015



The deck was a few years overdue: existing finish, in many places was completely worn away by the elements and by use.  
Old Stain was worn completely out and was not protecting the lumber  from the elements or wear and tear of normal activities.

After the first coat of stain had ample time to be absorbed by the Oak Deck Materials, it became apparent that a second coat of stain was going to be needed to fully protect the lumber adding years of future use.
#Deck-Before photos taken while waiting on USPS to deliver the stain the client special ordered. Not avail locally. pic.twitter.com/env8wSwV4Q — Scotty…