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Hey Guys,

wanting to see what everyone opinion is on where to end a picture frame on deck like this

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My initial though it to end the picture frame at the outside corner
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I could also run the picture frame all the way back to the inside corner.

Thoughts?
 

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Even with the step to skinnyness, IMO the eye expects that line to continue until it butts into something. OTOH, I depend on my wife to dress me for social occasions.

Maybe ask the client for a preference?
 

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I’ve done them where anywhere there’s a step becomes a double picture frame that matches the treads of the steps. Since that’s only one step down, I don’t know how that would look. Sort of an inlaid tread look.
 

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Client is way off grid for the week camping so it’s my final decision.

I think running it full length to the corner is the better idea on this one.

21” rise to the lower deck to there will be two treads to the left
 

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You need to run that all the way. That's me though.

Too bad you couldn't have made the upper section a little further over. Actually use the picture frame as the determining factor.


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The end blocking is a hassle. On edge it's weak, on flat it takes water.

I agree my eye wants it to go all the way. It's so small the it's probably passable stopping it at the corner. Only contractors sitting on the deck will criticize it. Lol.
 

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The end blocking is a hassle. On edge it's weak, on flat it takes water.

I agree my eye wants it to go all the way. It's so small the it's probably passable stopping it at the corner. Only contractors sitting on the deck will criticize it. Lol.
I go on flat with joist tape on top to prevent water issues. Need the tape to get the boarder to match elevation of the field most of the time anyway
 
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