Does anyone know where I can check out a large rectangle shaped deck
plan....Iam wanting to built my own(built my own fence,pond,etc...) and I
can't find any plans anywhere Iam not wanting to copy a plan Iam just
wanting to check out different lengths,etc......
Have you considered a software program?
I've used Sierra's 3D Deck and like it a lot. It will allow
you to choose whatever length & width you want (the max
limits are far greater than anything I'd ever need). It will
then design the footings, framing, etc and let you view
everything as a skeleton or a fully fleshed out deck
from any viewing angle. When you are happy with
your design it will generate the materials list for you.
It will also do complex (i.e. non rectangular) designs,
multi level, stairs, and railings.
It's a bargain at $25. Google "sierra 3d deck"
and you'll get a bunch of sellers.
I used that program to design my deck, then took the plans to my local
lumberyard who then redesigned it using their program. They claimed
Sierra's system of laying out the deck tends to "overbuild" the
superstructure, so they passed up the opportunity to sell me more lumber
than I needed.
Home Depot, Menard's. You can have your specs drawn up on their computers and print
it out with a
: Does anyone know where I can check out a large rectangle shaped deck
: plan....Iam wanting to built my own(built my own fence,pond,etc...) and I
: can't find any plans anywhere Iam not wanting to copy a plan Iam just
: wanting to check out different lengths,etc......
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