Should I treat the poles with a preservative?
Jun 22, Cutting Timber For Deck Posts out in the woods. The original deck posts were hauled up off the beach by a small gang of enthusiastic helpers over twenty y. Feb 13, Use six inch diameter or larger for posts. Since the poles will be tapered, decide which side you need to be straight and plumb (approximately). You can join two pole ends together using a half lap joint.
(not sure of the terminology here). Notching two poles where they cross will. Use a chop saw or hand saw to cut a small piece of 2x6 to use as a guide for the joist hangers (Image 1).
Setting deck posts will go more than twice as fast if you have someone help you.
Use a drill and 1 5/8-inch outdoor wood screws to attach each joist hanger to the deck frame (Image 2). Tip: It's okay if some joists vary in distance due to tree placement. Overall, the distance between each can be less than 18 inches, but should never be more than that due to weight distribution bushfalling.bar: Brian Patrick Flynn.
May 30, Cut Deck Posts Holding the weight of a circular saw at right angles to the post can prove cumbersome (and even dangerous), especially when standing on a ladder for a raised deck. A reciprocating saw will prove more accurate. Keep the shoe of the saw on the surface of the post and make sure the blade cuts straight along the bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
Aug 21, Hi, I does seem wrong to cut down trees to make a fence post!
This will keep the bottom in place but allow you to move it when you plumb it.
I’d rather have the post be the tree and increase in strength over time. To avoid using any metal on our tree, we are using polymer nails (all plastic) to screw insulators directly on trees to cover 10 acres of wooded pasture. Raptor is the name of the company that makes the nails. Jul 19, - Explore Meg Orlansky's board"Decks around trees" on Pinterest.
See more ideas about deck around trees, backyard, outdoor gardens pins. To facilitate quicker drying, cut the trees a few weeks in advance and postpone limbing.
The leaves continue to transpire which dries out the wood. For longer post life put a flatish rock at the bottom of each hole to stand the post on and then backfill with rubble rock. Set the saw to cut a degree angle and adjust the blade to cut about /2 in. deep. Keep the saw bed tight to the collar as you saw all four sides of the post.
Photo 2: Cut the top Set the saw to cut 90 degrees and the blade depth to 2 in. Remove the screw and adjust the position of the collar to cut /2 in. beyond your first cut.