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Encyclopedia > Deck (building)
A deck in the backyard of a suburban house.
A deck in the backyard of a suburban house.
Kuwait Towers' observation deck.
Kuwait Towers' observation deck.
A high level corridor deck in the backyard of a suburban house, in Australia
A high level corridor deck in the backyard of a suburban house, in Australia
A high level deck in the backyard of a suburban house, in Australia. The decking is a Malaysian timber, Selangan Batu
A high level deck in the backyard of a suburban house, in Australia. The decking is a Malaysian timber, Selangan Batu

In architecture, a deck is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building. The term is a generalization of decks as found on ships. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 705 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Deck (building) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 705 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Deck (building) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (806x1074, 253 KB) This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Deepak gupta. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (806x1074, 253 KB) This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Deepak gupta. ... Kuwait Towers observation deck The Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution (866 × 550 pixel, file size: 423 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph by Bill Bradley. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution (866 × 550 pixel, file size: 423 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph by Bill Bradley. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 1200 pixel, file size: 931 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph by Bill Bradley. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 1200 pixel, file size: 931 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph by Bill Bradley. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... This article is about building architecture. ... A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull[1] of a ship. ...


Wood or timber "decking" can be used in a number of ways - as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios. Decks are made from treated lumber, composite material, Aluminum, Western red cedar, teak, mahogany, ipê and other hardwoods and recycled planks made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and PET plastic as well as mixed plastics and wood fiber (often called "composite" lumber). A patio of the Livadia Palace in Crimea. ... Treated lumber is lumber pressure treated with fire retardant chemicals, to reduce chance of fire and smoke. ... A cloth of woven carbon fiber filaments, a common element in composite materials Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties and which remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level within the finished structure. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... Species Thuja plicata Western Redcedar, Thuja plicata, a species of thuja, is an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to the northwestern US and southwestern Canada, from southern Alaska and British Columbia south to northwest California and inland to western Montana. ... Species Tectona grandis Tectona hamiltoniana Tectona philippinensis Teak (Tectona), is a genus of tropical hardwood trees in the family Verbenaceae, native to the south and southeast of Asia, and is commonly found as a component of monsoon forest vegetation. ... This article is about the timber. ... Species See text Tabebuia impetiginosa flowers Tabebuia is a Neotropical genus of about 100 species in the tribe Tecomeae of the family Bignoniaceae. ... Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood For the record label, see Hardwood Records. ... HDPE has SPI resin ID code 2 High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. ... Polyethylene or polyethene is one of the simplest and most inexpensive polymers. ... For other uses, see Polystyrene (disambiguation). ... PETE redirects here. ...


Historically, the softwoods used for decking were logged from old growth forests. These include Atlantic white cedar, redwood and Western red cedar (redcedar). Atlantic City built the first coastal boardwalk in the United States, originally constructed of Atlantic white cedar. However, it was not long before the commercial logging of this tree and clearing of cedar swamps in New Jersey caused a decline in the availability of decking. Atlantic City and New York City both switched to Western red cedar. By the 1960s, Western red cedar from the US was declining due to over-logging. More expensive Western red cedar was available from western Canada (British Columbia) but by then, pressure treated pine had become available. Binomial name Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cypress (Chamaecyparis thyoides), is an evergreen coniferous tree in the genus Chamaecyparis, of the cypress family Cupressaceae. ... This article is about the species commonly called Coast Redwood. For the species commonly called Giant Sequoia, see Sequoiadendron. ... Species Thuja plicata Western Redcedar, Thuja plicata, a species of thuja, is an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to the northwestern US and southwestern Canada, from southern Alaska and British Columbia south to northwest California and inland to western Montana. ... Redcedar is an alternative name for two North American species in the cypress family Cupressaceae: Eastern Redcedar or Eastern Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata) It is also the name of an Australian species in the mahogany family Meliaceae: Australian Redcedar (Toona australis) Neither is a true Cedar (Cedrus... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Photograph of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, taken August 2003. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...


But even with chemical treatments (such as chromated copper arsenate or CCA), pine decking is not as durable as cedars in an outdoor environment. Thus, many municipalities and homeowners are turning to hardwoods. Decks are often built from pressure treated wood. Pressure treated wood is long lasting and holds up to wet and icey weather conditions. pressure treated wood however is treated with chemicals which have been known to be toxic. slivers received from pressure treated wood most generally become infected. Pressure treated saw dust also contains toxins such as stric-nine (rat poisoning)these toxins when inhaled have been known to make people sick as well as being hospitalized with resprotory problems when people are exposed to them over long periods of time. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative used for timber treatment, in use since 1930s. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood The term hardwood designates wood from angiosperm trees. ...


Generally, hardwoods used for decking come from tropical forests. Much of the logging taking place to produce these woods, especially teak, mahogany and ipê, is occurring illegally, as outlined in numerous reports by environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Rainforest Relief. US tropical wood imports are rising, partly due to the demand for decking. Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, also known as tropical rain forests or tropical wet forests, are a tropical and subtropical forest biome. ... Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... Friends of the Earth is an international network of environmental organizations in 70 countries. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ...


The deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main building. It is generally enclosed by a railing for safety. Access may be from the house through doors and from the ground via a stairway. Residential decks can be constructed over steep areas or rough ground that is otherwise unusable. Decks can also be covered by a canopy or pergola to control sunlight. House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... This article is about the architectural feature. ... Spiral (double helix) stairway in the Vatican Museum Stairs, staircase, stairway, stairwell, and flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... Look up Canopy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A pergola in a garden in Oregon, USA. For the Italian city, see Pergola, Italy. ...


Larger buildings may also have decks on the upper floors of the building which may be open to the public as observation decks. In architecture, a deck is a constructed flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor but typically constructed outdoors and usually (though not always) connected to a building. ...


A deck is also the surface used to construct a boardwalk over sand on barrier islands. Photograph of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, taken August 2003. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ...


Laying deck or throwing deck refers to the act of placing and bolting down cold formed steel beneath roofing and concrete floors. This is usually done by an ironworker, sometimes in conjunction with a cement mason or carpenter. It regarded as one of the most physically demanding jobs in the iron working industry. For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... This particular machine stands over 6 ft (1. ...


In the UK the 2007 ban on smoking in public buildings was expected lead to an increase in the use of timber decking for outdoor spaces where smokers can gather.[1] This is a list of smoking bans by country. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "Smoking Ban Good News For Decking", Timber Construction, 2007

References

  • Keating, T., 1997. Teak is Torture: Forced Labor Logging in Burma, Rainforest Relief, New York.
  • Keating, T., 1998. Deep Impact: An Estimate of Tropical Rainforest Acres Impacted for a Board Foot of Imported Ipê, Rainforest Relief, New York.
  • Monbiot, G., 1992. Mahogany is Murder: Mahogany Extraction from Indian Reserves in Brazil, Friends of the Earth, London.

See also

A balcony comprising a balustrade supported at either end by plinths. ... A patio of the Livadia Palace in Crimea. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A verandah or veranda is a roofed opened gallery or porch. ...

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Deck (building) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (238 words)
Decks are made from treated lumber, composite material, cedar, teak, mahogany and other hardwoods and recycled planks made from PET plastic.
A deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main building.
Larger buildings may also have decks on the upper floors of the building which may be open to the public as observation decks.
Deck building basics (2088 words)
When a deck is attached to the side of a house, one end of the deck joists is supported by a level pressure-treated, ledger board bolted to the house frame or foundation.
Attaching the ledger early in the deck building process establishes the elevation of the deck, as well as its length and relationship to the house.
Decking boards are usually 2x4s or 2x6s (or a mix of both) and are most commonly nailed off perpendicular to the joists or diagonally.
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