Installing the Decking and Joists

Project: Cabin in the Woods, Episode 2, Part 3



Framing is well underway at the little cabin, starting on the first floor with the kitchen. Also, the second floor deck is beginning to come together. In between, Bob visits Walden Pond to see a recreation of one of American literature's most famous "cabins in the woods".
Part 1: The Home's Exposed Framing System
Part 2: Henry David Thoreau Tour
Part 3: Installing the Decking and Joists
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley install 4x10 douglas fir floor joists, and also put in 2 x 6 spruce tongue-and-groove decking on the second floor.
Bob Vila explores the concept of sustainable design by putting resource management theories into practice for everyday living. Projects include a pre-cast foundation system, earth-friendly septic system, energy-efficient appliances, and more.

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