Here is the completed deck. There is about 7.5' of headroom on the patio, the deck has a bump-out to allow the meter readers access to the meter, and...
Step 6: Construct the main frame
I used three 6" x 6" posts for the major deck and 4" x 4" posts for the minor deck. I was told that 4" x 4" posts would work fine for the major deck, but proportionally, the 6" x 6" posts looked better. The gap you see in this picture is where the short stringers of stairs will go in order to access the major deck.
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