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« on: April 03, 2014 07:21:06 AM »

When we moved here there were "nice painted decks" but little did we know…..they were painted to cover the fact that they were built using untreated wood.  So, as you can imagine, they didn't last long.  

We're in the process of fixing up this place so we can sell it and of course new decks were necessary.  There was nothing salvageable on the old decks (not even the foundations since…..there weren't any!!).  I designed the new decks and we built them both ourselves:

Entrance deck - before and after.  I don't really like the stair railing on the finished deck, but I'm not about to redo it:

I don't have a photo of the front deck before because it was ripped out over a year ago (it was in worse shape than the other deck), but here is the beginning.  Deck Day #1 - foundation holes dug and cemented:

Husband's nap with the barn cat:

Beginning of Deck Day #2 - posts in and everything square (I think this is always the hardest part):

End of Deck Day #2 - Trusses in:

End of Deck Day #3 - floor and railings in:

SHORT Deck Day #4 (I had to work until noon) - the stairs always seem to take forever to build:

DONE!  I hate when cats and such can get under the decks and I can't stand the look of lattice so that is why there is a "solid" underside.  I like the stair rail on this deck much better than the main entry deck.  

If we were going to stay in this house we would have wrapped the front deck around the side of the house to connect with the side deck, but whoever moves here can do that themselves if they'd like.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014 10:34:01 AM »

Awesome work!!!

I love that you made the underside "solid." We don't have cats, but we did have every manner of wildlife getting under our house/deck. I'm definitely keeping your design in mind when it's deck/porch time for us!

Thanks for sharing. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014 11:43:27 AM »

We have a small farm and so cats are a "given".  Thy are usually dumped off by someone  Right now we only have two outdoor cats, but I hated walking outside and smelling cat poo from under the deck…..blech!

I also liked the idea of having horizontal rails.  The final appearance is almost that of a nautical feel, but I don't mind it.  Sure makes the house look 200% better outside!

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014 04:11:17 AM »

Great work. I would love to enjoy the morning sun on that deck  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014 02:14:26 AM »

Nice work. You can also place some chairs and make a sitting area for family. Is your home interior all made of wood or you have installed marble or any other stone ? will you like to share interior designing of your home ?
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