I'm working on my own place- a real treat for a carpenter! and I love fall...leaves on the ground, DW harvesting the garden, hot tub late at night , that earthy fall smell.
I'm building a deck on the back of our house...I know most guys would put in 6 x 6 pressure treated posts. We're on bedrock and everything runs downhill to the well. No way DW wants pressure treated.
So I putting in sona tubes tomorrow- thinking 10" sona tubes to bedrock...the beam span is 24'-I'm trying to recycle some 2 x 6 cedar fence boards so the beam will be 3 ply 2 x 6
Question: 3 or 4 sona tubes for the 24' span?
Next project-horse shelter-same deal...most guys would go pole barn style 6 x 6 P.T. in the ground,white wood spliced in on top
We're going sona tubes as well with 6 x 6 spruce on top
Questions: 10" or 12" sonatubes-they are going in 4' to below frost
would you put a big foot in?
best connector to use?
looking forward to the backhoe showing up tomorrow afternoon-we've got more done at home in the last 2 months than we have since we built our new home 10 years ago...that feels good!