|Project by ryno101||posted 1704 days ago||1244 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is the deck that started it all for me… Same project posted on LumberJocks, but it’s really more appropriate for here…
My sister needed a new deck. Her husband and I built this in the summer of 2006. It’s 22’ x 17’, with two staircases and a bench made out of the leftovers.
We spent a day on demo, a day on the supports, and finished construction in two days the following weekend. Total cost: Less than $750.
Designed in Sketchup, my first major project with that.
My biggest success for this was building it, considering that this was my first construction project, and my brother in law had never built a thing in his life. I also was meticulous about the materials list, and was able to get the project finished without a single piece of lumber longer than 4 feet left over, and we only had to make one trip to the lumber yard to pick up a single 12 foot 2×4!
Picture quality is not so hot… I took these with my cell phone.