- Design: Solid vertical skirt boards
- Lumber: 1X6 pressure treated boards
- Attachment: Attached to rim joist and 2X4 board running along ground. Skirt boards butted up against a 2X6 trim board attached to top of rim joist
- Under deck access: 1 36" wide removeable panel was added for under deck storage/access
The skirting really finished off this deck nicely! It was easy to install and was well worth the extra money for the lumber. It provided a clean completed look to the deck. The skirting completely enclosed the bottom of the deck including around the stair stringers.
Skirting installation steps:
- Installed a 2X6 trim board around the rim joist of the deck.
- Hung a plumb bob from the rim joist to mark the location of the 2X4 pressure treated boards that would run along the ground and be used to attach the bottom of the skirt boards to.
- Hammered pressure treated stakes into the ground to attach the 2X4 bottom boards to. The bottom boards were then added and attached to the steaks with screws. The bottom boards were plumb with the rim joists.
- Cut skirt boards to size and then attached to rim joist and bottom boards
Skirting installation around steps:
The skirting around the stairs was done the same way as the rest of the deck. The only difference was that I needed to cut the boards at an angle to match the stair slope (Which was 33 degrees). I used a 1X2 for the trim board along the stringers for the skirting to butt up to. I also added 2X4 bottom boards attached to stakes under the stringers for attaching bottom of skirt boards to.
Skirting access panel:
I built the access panel out of the 1X6 skirting boards. I cut 2 pieces 36" wide that were used for the back of the panel. I cut and setup the boards on the floor in the shape of the panel and then screwed the horizontal boards to the vertical boards to hold everything together. I added 4 slot locks and 2 handles to keep in place and to allow easy removal.
Some more skirting pics: