How to build a transitional deck

Adapt this design for a new living space that connects your house and garden


  • Beams 4x6, or doubled 2x6s
  • Joists and ledgers 2x6
  • Decking 2x6, with 2x8 trim boards
  • Steps 2x12 treads; 2x6 risers; 1x4 and 1x6 fascias


  • Concrete Perimeter foundation
  • Hardware
  • Nails 16d (framing), 10d finish (blind-nailed decking); as appropriate for
  • connectors
  • Connectors Joist hangers
  • Other #4 rebar

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