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In this video we show you in detail how to build a deck close to the ground. It starts with removing a concrete pad and continues with digging the foundation holes, framing, decking boards, stairs and more. We hope you find this video helpful and good luck with your project. Craig Heffernan

  • DJ24K
    DJ24K 2 года назад Man I remember sitting around the neighborhood doing nothing and one day a guy ask me how would I like to come work with him So, I did and he took me to a site where they needed someone to keep them supplied with the materials they needed to build a deck. I was only 14 I did not know a 2x4 from a box of nails, so they gave them funny little names to keep me going. I had so much fun that day they even gave me a nail pouch to put on so I would look like one of the crew. at the end of the day they ask if I wanted to come back and I answered "yes can I? I was told "your the best helper we ever had" 4 years later I had learned enough to start building decks on my own. Immediately after leaving the military the company hired me as Project manager for all the sites.Today I am a disabled retired Vet setting around construction sites just to hear the sound of hammers, nail guns and chatter that go on among the workers. Even though I don't understand the language somehow I know what they are saying. Young people need something to do. Give them a chance to learn something that fun and exciting like "Building America".
  • Ronald Terry
    Ronald Terry 1 день назад @Don smith or a sky hook
  • chanchos sweats
    chanchos sweats 2 недели назад Good stuff
  • JustAnother InternetExpert
    JustAnother InternetExpert 2 недели назад (изменено) I call bullshit on this post, old people dont use YouTube and if they do they dont know how to type. And they use there real name, not names like DJ24K as in what?? Disc jockey 24 karat? 24 thousand? Yeah B.S.
  • Paco Guzman
    Paco Guzman 3 недели назад I salute you Sir. Well say I love to work with wood I still dreaming one day I'll have my chance I know one day the LORD will guide me to open that door
  • Dominic O'Conner
    Dominic O'Conner 1 месяц назад @Don smith : he's lucky there was an actual job could have just as easily been a pedifile. make sure your kids don't take off with strangers regardless of what they are offering.
  • Rob Bob
    Rob Bob 1 месяц назад @Don smith The last guy I sent for a four foot yardstick still hasn't come back with it - it's been over 30 years...
  • Yasmani Reyes
    Yasmani Reyes 2 месяца назад DJ24K any advice to tell ur 14 yr old self trying build a deck from scratch? That be me now lol I know a lot of things but construction is not one of it . Trying do backyard project at home I ETS after 13 yr infantry and I have way to much time on my hands so I been clearing the back yard to put in some work
  • Don ivers
    Don ivers 2 месяца назад time for you]re book i think
  • Mysterious 1
    Mysterious 1 4 месяца назад Thankyou for you service🇺🇸
  • Lamu
    Lamu 5 месяцев назад Awesome im spanish and you my friend understand it. Thats how i learned english by listening and speaking it till i got it downed pack
  • Will Sen
    Will Sen 5 месяцев назад Thank you for your service, America No.1
  • Lisa Hammie
    Lisa Hammie 7 месяцев назад I enjoyed this video. Ev3n more I enjoyed your story. Thank you for sharing. We still need to take a child and teach them. Show them they are important and worthy. ☺
  • Mauishuck
    Mauishuck 7 месяцев назад DJ24K Great story. I remember similarly. I was 10 and walked over to the neighbors house and started cleaning up construction debris. After 2 hours, the contractor came over, handed me $10 and said, “You need to come every day. What tools do you have?” Like an idiot, I told him I was only 10 (super tall for my age). But he didn’t care. Guy paid me $5/hour for the rest of the month. Told me the next site, but I couldn’t get there because of the distance. The thing is, that guy made such a huge impression on me. Paid me decent to work. It was like a giant light went off in my head. “Wait! You mean I can make MONEY instead of watching TV??!!!”
  • Chris Bird
    Chris Bird 8 месяцев назад nothing better than the random story of a hard working American. i wish you well.
  • Joshua Adram
    Joshua Adram 10 месяцев назад Wow, that's amazing, thanks for sharing your story, for some reason I feel like this story will stick with me, hope you're doing alright
  • george derisse
    george derisse 10 месяцев назад Very interesting story. You're awesome. Very proud of your accomplishments and thanks for your great service to the country. You're a great example. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
  • John Ames
    John Ames Год назад I wish I would've been that lucky, I would love to go help build stuff and learn
  • Chris Liu
    Chris Liu Год назад Salute!!!
  • Jaim Wolfe
    Jaim Wolfe Год назад or the aluminum magnet.
  • Matt Ryan
    Matt Ryan Год назад DJ24K 26, 100k in a medium sized southern city. Laying 15 sq of vinyl siding or 10'sq of metal roofing in a day. Sell my own jobs, no contractors, 99% of time no contract, pay upon completion.
  • rey830
    rey830 Год назад Thank you for your service!
  • Andy Holden
    Andy Holden Год назад So very true , total respect
  • ted124
    ted124 Год назад I am on your same journey DJ24K. I am in the military now as a satellite tech but after working with some engineers for a few years I found my love of building and working on starting my own building company. Small company, very small, lol
  • lunhil12
    lunhil12 Год назад DJ24K Third generation carpenter here. Best job in the world!
  • Don smith
    Don smith Год назад your lucky they didnt have you looking for a beamstretcher or a left handed tape measure.....
  • Dennis Mathias
    Dennis Mathias 2 года назад A great story. And thanks for your service!
  • porsche fleming
    porsche fleming 2 года назад smitty smithers 2ujnjhhhtgkhtnh
  • smitty smithers
    smitty smithers 2 года назад Charles Grant your awesome!
    ANTHONY SOPRANO 2 года назад My God you make this look easy! Great work Mr. Heffernan
  • Serge
    Serge 2 года назад It was great until you put the diarrhea brown stain on it
  • Blake Roberts
    Blake Roberts 1 месяц назад Wait till its soaked in
  • Spencer Crandal
    Spencer Crandal 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Preach @Serge
  • Kimberly Fox
    Kimberly Fox 9 месяцев назад Perfect color to hide the DOG PAW PRINTS!!!
  • Heu T
    Heu T 2 года назад Thank you for a wonderful instruction. I have not been able to find one that goes into this depth and that covers everything from step ONE through TEN. This is very help indeed. Now I can't wait to have the concrete guys finish my patio next week so I can begin building my deck for my gazebo.
  • TAVSaxony
    TAVSaxony 3 года назад a pleasure to watch your work, that build of a new wooden deck. my meaning = craig and his team have golden hands and anybody can see - they love her job. greetings from germany, mike PS: love your vids, many great ideas for everyone!
  • Tony Cornejo
    Tony Cornejo 3 года назад You make this look WAY too easy!
  • Spooby
    Spooby 3 года назад I wonder if this guy is related to Doug heffernan
  • Lovey Lynn
    Lovey Lynn 2 недели назад I was thinking the same thing!!!!!   What a great series - The King of Queens - wish they'd do a remake.  Meanwhile - Nice Work, Mr. other Heffernan
  • Danny Gozdan
    Danny Gozdan 5 месяцев назад This made me actually lol
  • BobbyChingon913
    BobbyChingon913 7 месяцев назад yes, he is! I researched and found them to be 2nd cousins twice removed
  • doberfag
    doberfag 2 года назад wonder if he too uses a shirt plate
  • ahti29
    ahti29 3 дня назад Should have rounded over the ends of the boards aswell,when it shrinks,it looks unfinished now.
  • Skidd Lidd Andy
    Skidd Lidd Andy 4 года назад great video although I was thinking Benny Hill during the sped up parts :-D
    CHUNKY CATS FISHING 4 года назад Great job I know you waited 30 days for the wood to properly dry out and care before applying your stain/sealer?
  • p mastro
    p mastro 3 года назад my friend i wish i had your skill i have been wanting to do this for years in my yard wow
  • 32vquattro
    32vquattro 3 года назад Smartest "how to" ground level deck I've seen thus far. Thanks for posting this video.
  • Travis Vossler
    Travis Vossler Неделю назад Hey boss how far apart do I need my footings/ posts
  • The Sentinel
    The Sentinel 2 дня назад Nice quality job Craig!!! Well done
  • UnMarkedPanic
    UnMarkedPanic 2 месяца назад So far one of the best explained video.
  • civilizeddog
    civilizeddog 2 года назад Thanks for the clean and easy tutorial, cant wait to get started on mine.
  • robert4you
    robert4you 4 года назад Greetings from Sweden and another "deck builder". Really impressive work in this video! Looks very solidly built. Two thumbs up!
  • Blake Roberts
    Blake Roberts 1 месяц назад Was this a 2 day job Craig? Very insightful video, may look slightly over engineered, but it's perfect
  • Russell Chan
    Russell Chan Год назад gee, i remember when we roofed with ceramics...thank goodness we have shingles now!
  • Abbyliciouz
    Abbyliciouz 3 года назад Omgness they just built this as if they were building a lego house.
  • biz4two biz4
    biz4two biz4 1 месяц назад @Katy Smith ... that .com doesn't work. :(
  • Katy Smith
    Katy Smith Год назад If you're interested here are some great woodworking plans you could use: HootWood.com