Deck Material List
Decking Material List & Cost Comparison for a 12 x 10 Foot Deck
The following is material list that will enable you to construct a simple 12 wide by 10 foot deep deck. Your situation may require some specialized hardware, however, this list will get you 98% of the way. The deck in question sits only several feet off the ground. If yours is higher, you may require longer posts to reach the ground.
I prefer to use 6x6 posts instead of 4x4s. The reason? Because I like to notch the 6x6 posts so that the beams rest on a wood ledge. I then through bolt the beams through the remaining 3 inches or so of lumber that is left of the post. The diagram to the right is a side view of a beam as it runs over the 6x6. If you build it this way, the floor joists sit on top of the two beams. If you choose to keep the beam in the same plane as the joists, you would make a 3 inch deep singular notch in the 6x6. The two beam boards would end up side by side. This would allow joist hanger nails to penetrate both beams.
Material List & Prices (Cincinnati Prices - August, 1996)
Prices in ( ) are for substitute material in Construction Heart Redwood. The first item on each line is the quantity of material. The second entry is the description of the item. The third item is what it is used for. The final item is the total prices for the items on that line.
Rough Framing / Below Decking Materials
(10) 2x6x10 foot CCA Treated Floor Joists $74.00
(2) 2x6x12 foot CCA Treated Band Boards 17.90
(2) 2x8x12 foot CCA Treated Beam at Posts 23.98
(1) 6x6x12 foot CCA Treated Post(s) cut into 2 lengths 17.50
(5) 80 lb. Bags Concrete Mix Piers at Posts 21.25
(6) 1/2 inch x 8 inch Carriage Bolts Bolts for Band Board at house 9.30
(4) 1/2 inch x 6 inch Carriage Bolts Bolts for Beam at Posts 6.20
(10) 2x6 Single Joist Hangers Attach Joists to House Band 5.45
(1) Box Galvanized Joist Hanger Nails Attach Joist Hangers 2.95
(5) lbs. 16 CC Galv. Ringed Nails Nail joists, beam, etc. 6.95
(15) lbs. 2 1/2 inch Galvanized Screws Decking Screws 45.00
Decking & Railing Materials
(22) 5/4 x 6 x 12 CCA Decking Deck Boards 209.00 (277.20)
(70) 2x2x 42 inch CCA Pickets Railing Pickets 76.30 (140.00)
(32) Lineal Feet 2x6 Railing Railing 25.60 (46.40)
Note the small premium to upgrade to redwood for the Deck Surface and Railing System!