Mortis and Tenon Deck

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Project by JayMan posted 03-17-2011 05:45 AM 1696 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a project this was…It seemed easier before we acutally got started on it. The Posts ranged any where from 12” to 15” in diameter, and were 8’ in the front of this deck and 24’ at the gazebo. They were freshly treated, and weighed anywhere from 300-500lbs. Because they were mortis and tenon, I had to start on one end and work my way around the deck, completing decking and hand rail all at once. It was kind of like putting a puzzle together. It was a great experiance, The customer was supremely happy. I love when they give you free range to experiment with new ideas.

-- JayMan--

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 08:41 AM

Hey, greatob, like it very much!!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 01:27 PM

I love it! It’s a beautiful home and I’m sure the owner appreciates the quality of your work.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 04:00 PM

Pretty good looking deck. I like the copper post caps. I was wondering, how are you plannig on keeping the gate from sagging? I see no diagonal bracing. Just a thought.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 04:12 PM

You did a great job

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 04:20 PM

Now that’s a deck. Matches the house really nicely also.

Welcome to LJ.

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

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 05:42 PM

That looks so great w/ that house. You did a wonderful job.

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 05:41 AM

great idea, much better than the way most people put decks together by toe screwing or nailing everything. Should last for many decades

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 04:16 AM

There are 4 main differences between us:
1. Time
2. Money (your customer’s)
4. One sweet sweet deck!!! This thing is amazing and it looks like you have the view to match. Congrats on a really first class project, I’m genuinely excited for your results! Ask the customer if there is free beer on this deck?

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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