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Blog entry by john posted 1497 days ago 2739 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the next 2 or 3 months whenever i am not building birdhouses i will be designing and building a new deck and gazebo for my son Jamie,s back yard .

The main framing of the deck will be done with P.T wood and then wrapped with cedar .
The pool is 24 ft in diameter and will have a 6 ft wide wrap around deck with a 16 ft gazebo on the end .It will also serve as the entrance to the pool . The overall size will be 36 ft wide x 52 ft long .
I will post progress pictures as we go :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1497 days ago

Those seem like very long spans for deck matrial are there going to be more joist?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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john

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#2 posted 1497 days ago

LOL yes that is just the main frame . I,m using 2×8 floor joists every 16”

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1497 days ago

This is really going to be nice. Looking forward to the completed project. Thanks for posting. There has to be at least one bird house in this project!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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swirt

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#4 posted 1497 days ago

Looks like that is going to be a great project. I am looking forward to seeing it progress.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1497 days ago

Looking forward to compleated deck photos . I’m sure it will be great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 1497 days ago

Look forward to seeing pics of the finished job. Better look out for the neighbors, you might have a few more to do..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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mafe

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#7 posted 1497 days ago

It is going to be a wonderful place to hang out.
looking forward to follow it.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1495 days ago

Wow that going to be awesome. When’s the pool party?

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

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john

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#9 posted 1485 days ago

Thank you everyone for all the great comments . My son and i had a chance to work on it for a few days and we have the cedar decking screwed down on the main section so far .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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john

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#10 posted 1476 days ago

Things are a little slow this week due to the extremely hot weather . We managed to get 4 or 5 hours in this week :-) Hopefuly this weekend will be nice !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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john

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#11 posted 1475 days ago

Here are a few more progress pics .Between the rain and the heat wave we only manage to get a day and a half in this week .

There will be tons of storage area under the deck so we will be adding double doors to both of the openings .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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john

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#12 posted 1429 days ago

Here are a few more progress pics .It is getting there :-)
I do all the cutting and my son does all the nailing and screwing

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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john

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#13 posted 1405 days ago

Here are a few more progress pictures :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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fernandoindia

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#14 posted 1390 days ago

Hey John !! It´s getting better all the time !
Great design great work. Taught also.
Be watching
Regards

-- Back home. Fernando

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john

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#15 posted 1389 days ago

Thanks fernando ! Here are a few more pics so far . We had to drill over 1,500 holes just for the metal spindles . My son Jamie did most of the drilling :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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