|Project by dfletcher||posted 02-12-2010 07:27 PM||5834 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This deck started off simple enough and, quite honestly, never really got complicated, Just time consuming.
It was supposed to just be an L-shaped deck with 2 24” deep platform steps. This was done so they wouldn’t have to install railing. We got the skeleton up and realized that the ground at the end of the lowest platform was significantly lower than we had originally thought. My math was just a bit off, apparently.
We saw this as an opportunity to add another platform to “finish” the look of the deck. To this point, it seemed the deck looked unfinished, but when sitting back and rethinking, we decided that a platform at the bottom would do what we wanted, and it did.
In the spring, we are considering adding a platform from the left of the deck to the walkway to their door. It is an afterthought, but seems to connect the two.