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Workshop: Deck Construction 2 of 2

June 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Decks provide outdoor living spaces that are great for barbecues, gatherings, or some quiet book reading in the fresh air.  It is essential that best practices in construction are used to build a safe deck.  In this workshop, students will build a small sample deck.  Students will learn the procedures to build a deck that meets building code regulations and provides a safe outdoor space.
Topics include:

  • Deck layout
  • Footers
  • posts and girders
  • Deck Framing
  • Types of Decking
  • Handrails
  • Deck stairs

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 11

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.



June 11, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633