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My new deck

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Be sure to ask for Derek, a master creative carpenter.

If you don’t know about my journey through H#LL to a new deck, check out this and this.

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.

Flashing on original exterior, not on tyvek. Increases prep work.

Flashing on original exterior, not on tyvek. Increases prep work.

Cedar shakes removed carefully, one at a time, then sorted, wrapped, and stored.  Huge amount of nail holes to be filled.

Cedar shakes removed carefully, one at a time, then sorted, wrapped, and stored. Huge amount of nail holes to be filled.

Arbor rebuild deconstructed.  Must start from scratch.

Arbor rebuild deconstructed. Must start from scratch.

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.

Three trucks like this arrived the first day with tools and materials.  Professional!

Three truck like this arrived the first day with tools and materials. Professional!

The rebuild of the arbor roof.

The rebuild of the arbor roof.

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.

The Palette BF designed for me to display my work.

The Palette BF designed for me to display my work.

 

A short rain chain to replace downspout.

A short rain chain to replace downspout.

 

 

A 12 foot rain chain of real copper.  Love it.

A 12 foot rain chain of real copper. Love it.

Finished. Didn’t like my first fan choice. Replaced it later.

And here it is stained.

 

 

The palette with prayer flags

The palette with prayer flags

The corner where you can really see the color.

The corner where you can really see the color.

The arbor where all kinds of things will go on under the fan.

The arbor where all kinds of things will go on under the fan.

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.

More later–

 

2 Responses

  1. Yay, Jane! This looks so great! Love the stain color and of course the rain chains – you’ll enjoy not just hearing the rain on the metal roof but watching rain flow through the chains is soothing too. The prayer flags were a lovely first choice for hanging in your new space. I can’t wait to sit out there with you!

  2. Must be a relief to have the nightmare coming to an end!! Glad that you were able to have substantial assistance in the end!! Enjoy the outcome!!

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