How to Set support beams and rim joists for a wooden deck
This video tutorial from Hometime TV shows how to set supporting beams on top of posts when building a deck. It also shows how to install the rim joists, which define the perimeter of the deck, and demonstrates several types of metal connectors for these framing elements.
The most common variations in deck framing have to do with whether there is a dropped beam or a flush beam, and with how the rim joists are configured. It is recommended use galvanized steel connectors wherever possible to secure the framing elements to each other.