Monday, September 30, 2013

Deck Building - Day Six!

We have installed all of the decking, YAY!  It finally is a usable deck, not a finished deck, but a usable one.  Which I'm okay with that.  So what did we accomplish this weekend?

Well we cut all the overhang off, which made it actually look like a deck.  First we marked where we needed to cut with a chalk line.

Then we got to cutting.

I snapped this photo quick and then held the boards while he cut them.  But I didn't want to risk my fingers, so if the boards were shorter, I just let them drop to the ground.  I didn't want to loose any fingers.  We did the cuts in one complete cuts, no stopping.

And of course our little supervisor had to come over and inspect after the first cut.  I don't know if she approved or not, she has some pretty sad tail.  And don't worry she was no where near us when we were using the saw.  That is too much noise for the little one.

And here is the 45° angle all cut.  Look how pretty that looks.  And it looks like a deck.  And after we were done with this side, we did the same thing on the other side.  And did I get photos, NO.  I forgot to get a photo at the end of the day, well it did start to rain right as we were finishing up.  We couldn't have timed it better.

So this is where we are now.  This is about where we are going to end it this year.  J is pretty busy with school, so the deck is going to be put on hold until next spring.  Then next spring we are going to add the stairs and the privacy wall and the pagoda (I hope).  But for now, this will have to do.

Tomorrow I will go over the process we did to get the "invisible" screws.  It looks really nice and you don't even notice the fasteners.  And I'll have a photo of the WHOLE deck.

What did everyone else do this past weekend?  And DIY projects or did you do some decorating for Halloween?    

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