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Deck addition (2007)

Project by BillyJ posted 08-29-2009 02:05 AM 2335 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son is an awesome computer programmer. That being said, he cannot screw in a light bulb without calling me from Missouri. Every summer we visit him, and I am put to work, doing something. He has a deck (nice size), but the walkway to the driveway was too narrow to do anything but walk. He wanted to make it bigger and more useful.

Because there were no codes where he lives (but they are in the process of establishing some), I figured the fastest way was to build over the existing deck. Also, the existing wood was in great condition (no rot, etc.), and would have lasted many years without a problem.

As I mentioned in a previous deck post – I always manage to work on decks when it is the hottest. For the two days I worked on the deck, the temps were between 100 and 105 degrees, with humidity pushing 90% Needless to say, it was; put one board down, sit and drink water, put another board down, and repeat the process the entire day. I guess that is what you get when you live in Michigan and build in Missouri.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.



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posted 08-30-2009 12:26 PM

looks good…well done…I am usually on a roof when it is the hottest out…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 08-31-2009 03:49 AM

LOL

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 09-03-2009 12:04 AM

Nice looking deck.

-- CJIII

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BillyJ

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posted 09-04-2009 05:07 AM

Thanks woodworker. Other than the heat, I liked doing this deck.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 12-06-2009 01:36 AM

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posted 12-24-2009 11:57 PM

Another deck ? I do lots of them too.

-- a-1contractor.com

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posted 01-11-2011 06:14 PM

Great Work! Interested in knowing what kind of wood and what finish is being used.

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