|Project by BillyJ||posted 08-29-2009 02:05 AM||2656 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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.