it all started with a deck

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Project by Gar posted 12-24-2009 01:25 AM 1725 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It realy all started with a place to put the bbq pit about 3 years ago. We got some of those paving stones to do that. Then we talked about maybe a deck. This after I had built a little patio space. Well Cathy had seen a deal on DIY where they built kinda of a deck with these stones. They said you could do it flat or raised. Thus started the battle to build it. First we had to move all the dirt as a hill ran down to the back door. As well as all the road base rock the guy that lived here before put down. Don’t put down road base it has been 3 years and I’m still fighting with that stuff. Donny Hanson came over with his skid loader and moved all the dirt. He also let the guy across the road use his dump truck to haul the dirt to his house. I did all the prep work and went to work on the deck. The deck is 9ft wide by 32 ft long. The frame is 2×12’s and the joist are 4×6 post. The fraim has a 1 1/2 in relief all the way around this the thickness for the stones. I don’t think you can see it in the pic but the main post have the same mill work as the ballasters. I did all the millwork myself each and every ballaster and hand rail. You can kinda tell the skirt boards have a 3 bead detail. I did this on my table saw with molding head cutter (ever try to run a 16 ft peice of wood on a table saw with a molding head cutter it is work). The detail work on the ballasters and post I did with a router and a champering bit. The hand rails I did a slot for the ballasters on my table saw and rounded them over with my router. Any way let know how I did.

-- GAR

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 06:04 AM

Just to clear one thing up this deck floor is not wood it is paving stones.

-- GAR

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 02:32 PM

Looks good, but would be nice to see closer pics of your millwork you talk about and pics of the deck floor with no snow.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 02:52 PM

how is the stone held up ?
what keeps them from pooling water underneath them ?
the deck looks great ,
welcome to the back deck ,
i’m sure you will enjoy it ,
when you can have a warm bbq .
have a great holidays !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-26-2009 08:44 PM

I would like to see it with no snow on the deck.

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