Building a Shoreline Deck

today we're on an amazing link it's in one of the most beautiful parts of cars country we're being out on the water is where it's at the water is looking great the new cottage owner Tom can't make the most of it because of a deck that stopped short so here's what we're going to do we'll design a low-lying 14 by 18-foot wide deck that extends over the waterline the upper deck will lead down through an extra wide set of stairs to another fix lower deck I'll then attach Tom's prefab docks muscle-power got rid of tom's old deck now the ground is ready to set the backline and start framing a new deck for tom tom has an idea where he wants his dock facing out towards so we're just trying to achieve that by getting this backline and then figuring out where the ninety is off of it to get the direction of the dock we have to start from here work your way forward basically there's no real trick to this it's just basically getting the pass down on some solid ground and just checking the level once a while and we actually hit it first time dead on its level so these pads are they're good right here at this point it's important to make sure it's perfectly square sometimes people use a square like this but it's not very long he's not very accurate so what you got to do is measure out six six this way on the outside eight here measure across should be 10 feet so in this case it's an inch less so just basically got a means that move that out to ten and that's square the next step right now is to put the beam in and all the post and then start laying all choice I like to notch my post so the beam will rest in the notch so I'm going to cut out now that our first notch posts are in we can pick up the pace and install the horizontal joist to give this upper deck all the support it needs right now we're just putting the rim board on we did our chalk line everything's square so what we started doing is we're laying out the outside perimeter of the picture frame once we get the outside done we'll fill in the middle this is our guide this is the height of our next platform and this is where our joists will be attached to and that's our final height snug fit we set the height of the lower deck with the ledger board now it's all about getting in the water to secure our posts underwater our posts will sit securely in level cement deck blocks so once we get this last foundation post in we're going to start laying the joists out and then get ready for decking Tom's deck is 80 feet across and we decided with all the people that come and go that'd be nice just to make the stairs all across the 18 feet that's my stringer layout so this will be our template so just going to make sure that it fits okay so we set the ledger bore at the correct height now you can see why we have four equal steps coming up to a finished red and right here it's perfectly flush so it's good not to over cut with the skill saw it's better just to come in with the handsaw you just clean it up if you over cut you can it looks doesn't look that nice and you'll weaken the the stringer as well we're almost done Tom's new deck but we still need to have the prefab docks now that we installed and fix the new docks it creates a great entry point into the water with our benches complete we're ready to install the song with the 7 by 8 and that's 8 feet long 7 feet in diameter going to be beautiful

22 Replies to “Building a Shoreline Deck”

  1. Wow! just place cement deck block for footing? lol. It won't last one flood season where I live. I did like the way he squared the framing though – 6',8',10' method, so my time was not wasted watching this video.

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  3. And I love how in the description of the video, or the video itself; cost or time is never mentioned….

  4. Thank you for your videos they are very inspiring and informal. and may i say Jewles reminds me of a good friend and boat mentor Ezio D ( ) whom i first learned boat repairs from.(all on his boats lol) but now ive had several and currently am on a 45' Down Easterly project boat, … but now Jewles, my question to you is – where can i find such a good 1st Mate as you did 😉

  5. Want to know where they got the floating dock dock hardware? We aren't sure… but here's a place:

  6. The thing that bothers me is the materials they are using. We don't use this type of wood because it will rot very soon, we have found within 5 years or less, and this is an expensive dock. This builder reminds me of many that I have came across in my career as a dock builder. AND in answer to many on here that are concerned about the piling's, your concerns are valid. We drive piles, it is harder to do but it is much more secure and lasts a lot longer. Even with the pneumatic hammer that we use it is still difficult to find square but well worth it! This guy seems like a general contractor gone dock builder to get in on the money. He probably doesn't know that he is building a dock out of poor materials. I would not build this as a deck on dry land let alone in the water. He needs to learn more about his materials.

  7. What did you do about permits, municipal, county, Ontario MNR. Was there a reason why you skipped this. Did you guys get a permit

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