There are many ways to build a deck but this free standing deck is the strongest deck with a simple design.
Don't forget that plans must be drawn to code and permits must be pulled. Some people hire us to draw the plan, pour
the piers, set the main beams and frame the deck. Then they lay the floor and install the rails. Most people can't do these
things, but for the ones that can, this will save money.
How to build a deck.
In stages: 1. Piers. 2. Posts. 3. Main beams. 4. Joists. 5. Stairs. 6. Rails and floor.