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Measure and lay out the location for the post anchors.
Remove siding from the house for the ledger. Attach a double 2x10 ledger to the house using lag screws and treated lumber.
Build exterior rim of the frame. Install treated 2x10 joists using joist hangers.
Attach 2x12 stair stringers and 2x10 cedar stair treads. Install 1-1/4x6 cedar floor boards and cedar railing and balusters.