First Deck

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Project by Cheyenne posted 08-03-2010 05:20 AM 2294 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

May 2008 – PT Pine – 12’w X 19’d

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 05:51 AM

Awesome job. It looks great. Are you installing a slider for her?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 06:04 AM

Yeah, after the deck build I tore out the window and installed a door but never thought to take a picture. haha!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 11:03 AM

Looks good. You want to come over and do one for us???

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 02:00 PM

Nice Deck. I am sure she is enjoying it. Adding the door made a big difference.

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 02:07 PM

Great job. I love building decks.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 02:58 PM

Great job. I have built a few myself as the prices they charge are a little to high. The only thing that looks odd to me is the ledger board on the house and how the rafters sit on it. Doesn’t look as solid as the rest of the deck you built. Just an observation, not trying to be a jerk. It looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 04:05 PM

Thanks everyone! Ken, I agree with your observation. I put a lot of thought into the deck itself and she kept changing her mind about the pergola and I didn’t do very good research as how to attach so it ended up looking a little sloppy. I appreciate the constructive criticism! It only helps us improve!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#8 posted 08-03-2010 05:40 PM

Great job, looks like it works perfect

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 08-03-2010 05:46 PM

Nice deck. Great way to help out a friend.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 08-03-2010 06:13 PM

Nice job. Looks like the pergola legs pull double duty for additional support. Good design. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 08-03-2010 11:20 PM


Very nice looking first effort.
I build decks and pergolas for a living. I prefer beefier rafters and beams on my pergolas, and I like to notch the top of the beams to accept the rafters…better connection. My only constructive critique is that if you beefed up your beams, you could have avoided a post in the middle of the deck (and it looks better).

-- Steve--

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#12 posted 08-04-2010 04:11 AM

Good advice Steve. I was trying to save as much money as possible and opted for the smaller material but looking back it would have been much nicer implementing your suggestions. Well now I have all these LumberJocks like yourself to help me figure all of this stuff out so I’m in good hands!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#13 posted 08-04-2010 09:18 AM

The Constructive comments above are right on the mark! This isn’t necessary but when I did mine I covered the entire top with Lattice, parallel to the House wall, spaced at 1”. It gets the HOT afternoon sun and I like SHADE …LOL…

Nice job though! The Before and After pictures …What a difference!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 08-04-2010 02:39 PM

That’s good thinking to Rick! Thanks!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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