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old one had rotting along the base, rickety railing; decided to get a new one...
Just primer applied here, gonna throw paint on it Monday. So sturdy now you can sit/stand on the edge of the railing, not something I would have tried on the old one!
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We removed the deck adjacent to our house shortly after we moved in. It's amazing what you find doing this (from the previous owners in our case) - of course we found coins, but we also found a necklace, a fork, a bra. . .
I've been meaning to replace my poorly built deck for 23 years now.
Yours looks fantastic.
reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.
Just fyi for "next time", it's easier to paint the pieces before assembly rather than after. ;) I built a new balcony (yes "I") several years ago, and trust me, I wouldn't have wanted to paint it "after".
Anyway, really nice looking!
Nice pics- Green Lantern
I especially like those concrete pillars.
Nice job. I like the way they notched the wood and bolted it together rather using a bunch of ugly hardware. Why did they add the 3 braces on the posts? Was that a permit issue? I would think that the top rafters would have given it plenty of rigidity.
You need that diagonal bracing to keep it from "racking". Homes
have the side sheathing (ply/OSB) for that support, this does not, so needed.
Yeah, I know about the angle braces on the posts, but I was talking about the extra beam on every other post. They weren't there in the raw wood version and showed up in the final painted picture adding a third angle brace on the extra beam on every other post. It strikes me as not needed with all the rafters serving that purpose.
not sure, most likely for additional support. I made it clear from the start I wanted rigid, sturdy frame work and boy did he come through.
To save me money he took his time and separated the good wood I used a couple yrs back to replace rotted out floor boards (the red planks).
It was his suggestion to go with the pergola/overhead awning to block 'some' of the harsh Sun's rays that beats up on it day in, day out.
Once the paint dries I'm going to add a canvas to block it out even more-
canvas example (not my house, but I wish!):
We did 2x3s which gives 50% shade at noon and mostly shade otherwise. Note to self, paint the top of the trestle another time.
My SIL re-did their deck and painted it white with a grey deck. It's really sharp. Your pool has exactly the same coping as ours and a similar view.
Here's a bad pano shot on my buddy's new, at the time, iPhone.
good taste! beautiful,
Boy, does that pool look inviting --- on a crazy 100ºF day. like today!
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