Before finalizing construction plans, consider what sort of deck would best suit you and your home. Do you want it at ground level, elevated or split-evel? What will you use it for? Do you want shade or sunlight? When you have answered these questions, you can start planning a deck with ACQ pressure treated wood that will give you pleasure for years to come.
After you have chosen a deck design and location, check with local officials concerning special building codes. A construction permit may be necessary, but do not apply for one until all planning has been finalized. Be certain that ACQ pressure treated wood is used in all the plans and that theses plans meet your local building codes before ordering treated lumber from McDiarmid.
You don't have to be a master carpenter to build a wood deck. All you need is one of McDiarmid Lumber's custom plans and a few basic supplies all included in our deck package!
Deck Package Options
- Pressure-treated joists & beams
- Three different rail packages
Here are four basic, easy to construct decks. They are perfect for an entrance deck, a backyard hideaway or as an addition to an existing deck.
10' x 14' Deck and 8' x 12' Deck
Build one of these simple decks where space is limited, or mix and match them to suit your taste and the space available.
Using basic deck shapes and sizes, you can design a combination to fit your yard. Decks can be constructed around gardens, trees, or pools.
This deck is ideal for homes with elevated doors or steeply sloped yards. Post should be at least 3' into the ground. If the deck will be more than 4" from the ground, you should get professional advice.
Enhance the look of your deck with an overhead screen that provides both shade and privacy. A pergola is constructed similarly to a roof, except that the rafters are more prominent.
Standard Deck Specifications
- 18" x 18" x 3" Concrete Pads
- 4" x 4" Support Posts (spruce)
- 2 ply 2" x 8" Beams
- 2" x 4" or 2" x 6" Decking (1/4" Spacing)
- Joist Hangers
- Joist Hanger Nails
- Galvanized Nails
- Treated & Cedartone posts, beams & joists
- Free Standing Package
- Deck Screws
- Ground Screw Support
Cedartone Classic™ pressure treated wood is designed specifically to meet our northern climate.
Top Quality Wood
Cedartone Classic™ pressure treated wood has the strength, durability and appearance qualities which make it ideal for decks, joists, beams and other related construction uses.
All Cedartone Classic™ pressure treated wood is pre-stained a warm, natural cedar hue, using the highest quality product, to ensure that your projects good looks will last for years.
Built-in Water Repellent Protection Weathering
Cedartone Classic™ has built-in WeatherSHIELD™ water repellent protection against the elements. During the pressure treating process, a wax emulsion is forced into the wood so that it absorbs water less rapidly and dries more evenly, thereby helping to reduce splitting, cracking and warping in use.