Be sure to ask for Derek, a master creative carpenter.
Thanks to Janis (See blog) and the guys from Foreman’s, I am going to have a nice deck. I am now able to sit outside in a rainstorm and listen to water hit the metal arbor roof. I don’t have mosquito problems because the ceiling fan blows them–and the heat–away. There are new windows that actually fit the wall openings and the den is again filled with light. The dogs have a nice exit that doesn’t include the human side of the deck. Nothing leaks and nothing will rot. In fact, some rotten wood has been replaced. I only need some paint on the windows and wall and it is finished.
Here’s the story.
First we had to remove the abomination created by the first contractor and assess the damage he did. That wasn’t cheap.
Leaky windows have to stay until new ones come in. Carpenters are stunned at the amount of shimming and the leaks. Just wait til them remove the exterior boards!
So far, the costs incurred were repair of damage from original construction. Now to rebuild.
Foreman’s showed up with tools and materials. A welcome change.
The two guys that built this and the palette were perfectionists. They measured many times and then cut and then assessed, yet they were pretty fast. They were also very polite.
And here it is stained.
Just need to repair the damage to the back wall and paint it and the new windows.
Oh, and find something that will allow two dogs and one adult to sit comfortably.