I am attempting to build a deck but I am running into an issue. I have a bay door that comes out from the house and I am trying to figure out how to attach the ledger board to it. Any suggestions?
I'd bet you can't attach it to the cantilever with the bay doors. You'll need to build it as a free standing deck.
This is a pretty comprehensive package on design details. It probably meets or exceeds your local codes office requirements. Go to page 10 on the cantilever. Your local codes office has the final say though.
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Or, if the rest of the deck is attached, then you'll have to add support pieces running parallel to the house. It will be like a header -- you'll have to double up pieces and build that section as attached to the rest of the deck but bypassing the doors. And then you may have to add support posts to the ground, depending on size and span of area.
Keep in mind that the entry of doors is a real 'wear and tear' section, so it is better to overbuild it than get cheap and underbuild it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Re-mdlr,
They make it look so easy on tv, don't they
And that deck needs to be built below the threshold of the door at a bare min. of 2" or waters going to get in under it.
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