What are the dimensions of the framing lumber that we are using?2x8x16 and 2x8x10
What are the dimensions of the decking material that we are using?2x6x16
What is the spacing of the floor joists?12´´ on center
What is a string line(green line with stakes) used for?for lining up the deck blocks and to help make sure it was square
What is the exact procedure that was used to level out the three main support beams for the floor joists? we put a 2x8
How deep were the holes for the deck block supposed to be?12 inches
Why are joist hangers used to hold the floor joists?because they have a higher shearing strength then just wood screws
Should support beams be held in place with deck screws? Why?no probably not because they shear really easy
Why are support beams doubled up when using joist hangers?because if you want the joists in the same spot on the beam you wouldn't be able to nail them
Why is the deck sloped lower to the front of the deck? so the rain can run off it
What was the purpose of notching out the 6x6 posts resting in the deck blocks?so that the beams would sit properly on the deck blocks
What is used to attach the rim joists or support beams to the 6x6 posts?we use big lag bolts
What did we use to mark out the notches of the 6x6 posts?we use the table saw and a 2x8
What are the two main practices for squaring up a rectangular structure that is too big to use a framing square?345 rule and to use string
What are the size of the construction screws that we are using and why are brown? they are 3 inches long and they have a brown coating so they don't rust
Is the way we are building the deck the only way you should build a deck? its all personal preference on how you want to build a deck
What tools have we used so far?drills saws hammers and tapers
What safety equipment have we used?safety glasses
What is the purpose of the geotextile cloth that is spread on the ground below the deck?so weeds do grow up through the cracks
What were some of the ways that you collaborated with your team to make the build more efficient?by working together and getting a rhythm going
At what point did you take lead of your team?when we were putting the deck boards down
What information did you research to clarify your understanding of the build?i researched how to build a deck

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For saftey today i tucked in my lanyard and i wore saftey glasses

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I built a 4ftx4ft wall that is plum and square the stud spacing was 16' on center and i used 8 common studs 2 double top plates and 2 bottom plates and 2 top plates i drilled 1/4 holes in each stud and i ran 12 ft of 14 2 wire and wire up a outlet a switch and a light fixture 
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Today i installed the light recepticle boxes on my half wall
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The quality of craftsmanship in this class is un beliveable
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Today i cut all the 45° angle on all my peices of metal
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Today i used the metal band saw to cut all my peices of metal
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Today i did a bit of practise welding and i did my schematic for my project
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this is the project i would like to do
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