Our old deck was falling apart, so I decided to undertake building a new one myself and build it stronger and with a more complex floor pattern because of the money I would save by hiring an outside contractor. The most difficult part was getting the beams set and concreted in level.The other challenge was getting the herringbone pattern laid out and running correctly. I did that because I wanted a pattern rather than the standard 45 or straight decking.I build it out of #1 and #2 pressure treated pine and stained it a cedar color.
Time to Build: 101-300 Hours
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