Saturday, August 21, 2010

Deck Ledger Board

Nearly 16 feet long and quite heavy, the ledger board is now attached to the house. Being just one man, I had to scheme to raise the board into place and nail it in alone. That explains the vertical 2x4's which served as legs to hold the board up for me. The barely-visible length of tube swooping from one end to the other is a water level. The mess of plastic is keeping the house dry now that I've stuffed the top edge of it up underneath the lowest piece of siding.

The part not shown in this picture is the bottom back edge of the board, which I beveled at about 45 degrees so that it would fit over the top edge of the concrete wall. I had no skill saw, so I used my hand saw to cut notches and then chopped off all the unwanted wood using my lawn mower, i.e., my machete.


Anonymous dr perfection said...

wouldn't it have made sense to pay some neighbors to help you hoist the ledger board?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Mountaineer said...

Good. Now for the inspector!

5:59 PM  

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