Now that you’ve planned your floating deck and laid out the building area, it’s time to frame the deck. Part two of our How to Build a Floating Deck series shows you how to cut the framing pieces and build the deck frame. Once the frame is complete, you’ll move on to installing the decking.
The smaller the deck joists, the lower the deck can be to the ground. Also, the smaller the joists, the less the deck will cost. Which raises the question, can 2x6 be used for deck joists? Or are 2x6s to small for deck joists? You can use 2x6 as deck joists if the deck is
Adding a deck to the backyard giving a level platform to set up a few chairs to enjoy the sun and maybe grill some burgers seems like a good idea. But what type of deck? Should you dig frost footings, or is a floating deck a good idea? When is it better to build a