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Building a Deck from my SketchUp plan! #4: The Grand Finale!

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Well folks!

It’s finally done!

This took a little longer than expected, because of the weather, & things.

It’s amazing that it looks just like the SketchUp plan, but I think a tad better looking though.

My Son, & his family really love it.

It’s almost like a new room on their house.

I also learned about the new way of staining treated lumber.

They don’t recommend letting it dry out for 60 to 90 days.

They say that if you treat it right away, it slows the drying process, & prevents cracking, & checking.

I relate that to treating the ends of green lumber to prevent cracking.

It’s nice to have it done right away.

I’d like to Thank all of my helpers, on this project, & Barb the chief photographer.

You’ll be able to see them in the slide show.

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I’m really happy with the outcome.

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The comforts of the shade.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff273/Chipncut/Building%20new%20deck/DSCN7337.jpg!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The flowers give it the final touch!

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Watering the Flowers!

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Check out the Slide show!

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Karson

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#1 posted 2245 days ago

Great looking Dick. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Diane

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#2 posted 2245 days ago

Its beautiful, what a nice place to sit outside. I love the flowers that you added.

Diane

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2245 days ago

Thank you, Karson, & Diane

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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bhack

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#4 posted 2245 days ago

Dick,

Beautiful job. I know your son is very pleased with the results. Thanks for the post, and congratulations on learning Sketchup.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2245 days ago

Holy cow! It does look just like the SketchUp plan.

It looks great.

Love the family teamwork. That is living!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Greg Wurst

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#6 posted 2244 days ago

Good work! Sketchup makes visualization of a project much easier.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2244 days ago

Great job Dick on learning Sketchup and the project itself, it looks really nice. I wish I could get my son involved like that in woodworking. It is so cool to make that project in sketchup look just like what you made or visa versa. Anyway you are living proof you can teach an elder dog new tricks. So to speak of course. I think I better shut up before this turns into an insult. Your friend.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jeff

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#8 posted 2244 days ago

Nice work Dick! I’m glad things dried out enough for you to finish it and enjoy it the rest of the summer with your son and his family. It turned out wonderful!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 2244 days ago

Great deck, and it sure does look like your SU drawings. Thanks for the post!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2244 days ago

Thanks all of you terrific Lumberjocks!

It’s sure nice to have so many positive comments.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2244 days ago

Hi Dick;

You did a great job!

Looks excellent!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2244 days ago

Thank you Lee!

I have to apologize for the slide show, because it wasn’t working properly

I just edited it, so it should be working good now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2243 days ago

Agreat addition to the house Dick. You can be very proud of that job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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John Ruggles

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#14 posted 2243 days ago

Super nice job Dick. To me it is one of the great joys in life to watch the world go by while sitting on a porch or deck, sipping some ice tea, and visiting with family or friends or both! It will be enjoyed for years to come.

-- JCRug, Prairieville, Louisiana

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dlcarver

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#15 posted 2243 days ago

Amazing Dick, I can’t believe how the sketch up and the real thing are alike.
Beautiful pics too.
Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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