Diagram 1: Major deck components.
Bill Yasinski perched on his newly completed deck in Catskill, NY. Measuring 10 feet by 18 feet and designed as an elevated entryway to Mother's log cabin; the deck, complete with footings, took just over two days to build.
PHOTO: ROBIN THOMAS
Diagram 2: Deck posts.
Diagram 3: Butt joints.
Diagram 4: Deck ledger.