• Posts
    • Post bases
      • 2 for 6×6
      • 2 for 4×4
    • Concrete anchors for each hole
    • Masonry drill bits of the correct diameter
    • The posts themselves
  • Ledger (connected to house) (2 x 8)
    • 1/2″ diameter lag screws
  • Framing
    • Joists (2 x 6)
    • Joist hangers
    • Door
  • Roof (good website: https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/framing/cutting-common-rafters_o)
    • Rafters (2 x 6)
    • Hurricane ties
    • Plywood
    • Flashing
    • Shingles
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This is a side view of the perspective diagram above. 

It is one of the most common ways of connecting the ledger  to the band board.  In this instance, minimum 1/2″ lags are staggered along the length of the board. The lags should pass through by at least 1/2″ on the back side of the band board.

Note: The deck boards have been depicted with a gap between the first board and the house only to emphasize flashing overlapping the ledger.  On site the first board would be positioned within 1/2″ from the wall flashing.