bases step 1: lay out footings and attach the ledger board. step 2: dig holes for footings and set in concrete. step 3: plumb and brace the posts. step 4: build beams on top of posts. step 5: install the joists. step 6: install the decking. step 7: locate footings for stair landings and set in
building a shed floor is a relatively strhtforward process that almost anyone can do. you need to be patient with the process. you need to be patient with the process. remember, that being slow and methodical with your measurements measure twice, cut once and cuts is better than trying to get it thrown together quickly.
to cut the beams to the right length, start by setting the end of a strht joist against the house at the edge of the deck layout. square it by marking the house 6 feet from the deck corner and marking the joist 8 feet from the corner. adjust the joist until the diagonal between the marks measures 10 feet. mark and cut the beams.
the post layout depends on the size of the beams, local building codes and your deck design. measuring from the house, locate the post lines with additional batter boards and strings. mark the post positions on the strings.
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build the deck flooring by laying down the treated decking boards parallel to one another on top of the elevated box frame and screwing down tight with the wood screws. install the railing kit according to the manufacturer's instructions and determine where a staircase will be installed. leave the area for the staircase free of railing.
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