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Making the see PILE holes in the A flat floored roofless area adjoining a house. Timber deck: An outside floor structure comprising of posts, bearers, joists and decking boards.
Use the same decking materials to construct a fixed deck seat, as used on the deck itself.
In this example, 90mm x 18mm (3/4″ x 3 1/2″) hardwood is used. If your deck is constructed out of some other material, make any necessary measurement adjustments to compensate for any material size differences exampled in the following plans.
Marking the post holes in the deck
It will be necessary to cut square holes in the deck for the seat posts to slot into.
The distances between seat posts will vary depending on the existing deck’s One of a series of parallel members used to support the floor. Part of the framing that provides the structure for a floor. spacings, but should never be more than 1500mm (5ft) apart.
Position the holes next to the joists (see drawing), or in the case where that is not possible or where there are no joists, Blocks, see Block. needs to be fitted.
Cutting the post holes in the deck
Mark the holes central to the width of the seat, and ensure the holes do not The horizontal distance between supporting structures. more than 1500mm (5ft). Use the end of a post as a marking template. Cut the holes out using a jig saw, drilling a 10mm (3/8″) hole in one corner first, to enable the jigsaw to get started.