We are in full gear deck building mode and it has been busy - so much to do with so little time to do it!
Here is our latest project in Shelby Township MI. Remove and replace a cedar deck. Just a basic square deck 12x26. The two main design feature are the picture frame border with the double center seam boards, and the metal balusters in the builders rail. Again a very basic deck which is what the homeowner wanted.
We did the center seam boards so we could get the most out of 12' deck boards
Here is the design
Framing around the fireplace
Ladder framing for the center seam boards
Two tiered fascia, pre-stained rail post
Working on the rail to rail post connection - we use the Kreg pocket hole jig for the toe nailing of the posts