New Deck Area - Finally Finished ???

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Project by mel52 posted 08-14-2021 11:38 PM 1363 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hopefully finished with the wife’s new goof off area. Before pictures are in my projects page under New Deck. The set-up was pretty much her idea, I just did EVERYTHING else. Took all summer because of the weather and my old body not wanting to work properly when I needed it. I built the planters seperate in case they were needed to be moved for some reason. Heaven forbide, they are heavy as all get out. I decided to enclose everything to make it more private and to keep everything from blowing in easier. Connected the planters and bases, then covered everything with Cedar fencing to match what was already finished. Built a bench along one side of the deck to set inside or outside if needed. Wife ( ME ) has already put in a big swing chair thingy for herself. Everything was built with treated and Cedar toned wood. Used two different types of boundry trim to set everything off and to divide the different types of rock used. The walkway was made out of recycled rubber pavers 16×16 inchs, and cut to fit. Under all rocks there is a 5/8 inch black solid paver base to keep the dirt and stuff from coming up through the rocks. There are many decorations put up, and many more, I am sure, in the future. We are going to add another small chair, small table and a foot stool for guess who, it won’t be me. Instead of having to fill the giant planters and maintaining them I decided to put in some plastic half barrels instead, wanting them to stick up just a little to resemble trim. The fence in back has five solar lights installed. These do give off a nice subdued glow to set out under without needing any bright lights. We do have brighter lights at the end of the bench if needed and an electric outlet for the radio or whatever.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#1 posted 08-14-2021 11:54 PM

MIke….Looks WONDERFUL!!!!!! Great place to relax and think and have friends over for a Lunch or Dinner…
Great Project….WELL DONE!!!!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#2 posted 08-15-2021 12:08 AM

looks like a very nice and cozy place to relax GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 08-15-2021 12:29 AM

Nice work! Looks great!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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#4 posted 08-15-2021 01:00 AM

Cliff, thanks, it will definitly be used to relax since it’s finally done – for now. Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 08-15-2021 01:01 AM

GR8HUNTER and edleblanc – thanks for the comments, greatly appreciated. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 08-15-2021 01:16 AM

That is very cool and unique. Seems like a relaxing space.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 08-15-2021 01:47 AM


Very neat and trim…

Get some plants in there and “Bam”, beautiful…

Love those swinging chairs, very cool…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 08-15-2021 01:54 AM

Turned out great. Looks like a great spot to relax.

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#9 posted 08-15-2021 02:21 AM

WOW, Mel. that is very cool space. It must have taken quite a while to put it all together.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-15-2021 02:51 AM

I love it! It looks like a great place to enjoy the day! Well thought out course of action!
Congrats to you and your wife!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 08-15-2021 04:55 AM

Looks cozy. All that Happy Spouse, Happy house applies, well done.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 08-15-2021 05:44 AM

Fantastic job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-15-2021 06:37 AM

Totally AWESOME.
Love the Design, and workmanship of course.
It’s soo good to have things as you want them.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 08-15-2021 06:54 AM

Wow amazing well done looks great for chilling out .

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#15 posted 08-15-2021 10:04 AM

OMG! wake me up when you have built a “blokes goof off area please”!

-- Regards Rob

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