1: Introduction, & about the lumber
2: The plans: Side and front elevations
3: The floor & frame cutting list, & Instructions
4: The base and the floor, & the floor plan
5: The wall frames, & the stud layout plan
6: The roof frame, & roof detail plan
7: The roof blocking, detail plan, & legend
8: The covering, detail plan, & cutting pattern
9: The roof trim and the door
10: The window and the handrail
11: The materials list
● User Photos and Comments
Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version. For the metric version click here
Step two: The base and floor
On a level, flat piece of ground make a rectangle by nailing the two edge (longer) joists [a] to two of the common (shorter) joists [b].
Nail another three intermediate common joists [b] in place evenly spaced (see floor frame plan below). Use 4" galvanized nails.
Check that the floor base is square by measuring diagonally from corner to corner. When the diagonals are equal, then the base is square.
Cut as many of the decking boards as possible to the full deck length of 92" and lay and fix them to the floor frame.
Any shorter lengths or off-cuts must join over a joist.
Important! When laying the decking boards, ensure that there will be a 3/8" gap (between the decking boards) along the front of the wall frame to take the bottom of the cladding (siding). See the image.