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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:21 PM

My youngest just graduated from High School last Friday.  About 4 weeks ago we were planning her graduation party.  I looked at the old stoop on the back of the house and, before I could catch myself, I asked my wife if she would like a new, bigger deck on the back of the house before the party.  Of course she jumped at that.  There I was, one lone soul standing with all my friends in an instant pool of regret.  Nothing left to do but get to work.  Nothing fancy, just a simple 12 foot x 16 foot deck.  The pic below shows the fruits of one man's work.  Yes, I built it by myself so go easy please.  It holds and it's functional.  It's not completely finished as I still have to fancy little tops to put on the posts and the spindles on the railings, but it's good enough for the party on Sunday.  This may not seem like a big deal to many of you but between my full time job, dad having health issues, taking care of his place on top of getting mine ready for the party, it's been quite a load.  We'll see how many people it holds on Sunday.

 

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:30 PM

I learned a long time ago,  never, ever, volunteer.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:33 PM

It looks nice. You pushed yourself and did it. That should feel good. You probably saved $5,000+ by doing it yourself too. The boss should be very happy with you too. Seems like a win - win - win situation. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Nice looking deck.  Unless there's something I'm not seeing in the picture I think you did a great job.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Nice looking deck.  Unless there's something I'm not seeing in the picture I think you did a great job.

I agree!  Looks great to me so enjoy the fruits of your labor & buy another GT!!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Looks real good. Something to be proud of
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:06 PM

You did a great job, but I'm not one to do wood work!!!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Looks very good from my house!


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:04 AM

The deck looks nice.

I have built a couple of decks single handedly too.

 

The thing I hate is putting all that money and time into the deck then the boards start warping and splitting. Lousy quality of treated lumber these days.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:53 AM

Looks good from down here! I'd say you did a great job!


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:14 AM

Looks great! I built my 12' x 16' by myself 2 years ago in May, took a week to get the deck done and a week to finish everything off. Makes you proud when you do it yourself.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:27 AM

Nice looking deck. Unless there's something I'm not seeing in the picture I think you did a great job.

I absolutely agree, it looks nice.
(Jeff, if you get started right now, you can get all the deck boards flipped the right way up before anyone notices)

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:45 AM

I absolutely agree, it looks nice.
(Jeff, if you get started right now, you can get all the deck boards flipped the right way up before anyone notices)

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That's like saying I have time to make them straight too!



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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:04 AM

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Looks great! At least if you missed a few nails, your guests dont have far to fall =)

I love the wide staircase!
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