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mini-deck with 2x?

Posted by romerjt (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 9:46

I'm planning a mini-deck 4'x 8' off a small porch (which is the primary entrance to the house). I'm thinking I could make the PT structure using 2x6s. Comments?

I'm going to use composite for the decking. Seeing as there will not be more than one person at time (on the right side 4x4 in front of the door) on the mini-deck I'm thinking I do not need 4'deep concrete footings as I would on a full size deck here in NY and I would just dig down a foot or so and rest the short posts on gravel. Comments?

My concern is that I've built a small 2x3 planter with legs that will sit on the left side that will have about 18" of dirt in it and wondering if that will be problem. Comments?

thanks, jerry

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RE: mini-deck with 2x?

all post holes should go beneath the frost line for any project as the ground doesn't kknow or care about the size of the project.

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