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Project by leghome posted 08-03-2014 01:46 AM 1853 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this 2 level deck about 5 years ago for a good friends son. Each level is 12’ X 32’ with a stairs just off center connecting the two levels. This turned out to be a six week project as the honey do list was also in full mode of operation. The hardest part for me to figure out was how to do the angled corners but only wasted about 4 feet of wood afore I figured it out. It was a lot of fun but I do not wish to take on any more large projects like this one. I may have posted this in the wrong area but I am still learning my way around here.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 02:18 AM

Great looking deck…you sure you wouldn’t like to work on another one…I’m getting ready to start soon

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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geekwoodworker

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 10:20 AM

Nice deck. And storage space to boot.

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leghome

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 10:35 AM

A leaky storage space as it is not sealed on the underside but still a storage space.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner

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mudflap4869

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 11:52 AM

That is a good looking deck. I understant the timeline of building it. I have built many decks for clients and found them to often be just as challenging in building as the rest of the house. Multi levels and octagonal wings, while allowing for trees to grow and move with the wind without leaving a danger for small children. Conforming to codes which require the deck to not be attached to the building in any manner, but must be within a certain distance from the structure. My family owned a construction company and I started learning on the job when I was 14. Grand dad didn’t have electricity but he built furniture with nothing but hand tools. He milled his own lumber with a steam powered sawmill, but that was the only power tool he had.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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ronstar

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 12:14 PM

Good looking deck. I like the skirting with storage underneath

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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English

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 01:35 PM

Great deck, Super design. Well done.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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AnonymousRequest

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 01:54 PM

Real nice looking deck!

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 05:31 PM

That is no doubt a big deck!
Six week of work seems too short of time for that size and complexity!
Have you considered sealing off the storage area?
Here in silicon valley storage space comes at a premium as there is never enough space available.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Jos

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#9 posted 08-03-2014 05:32 PM

Looks like a great place to relax, nice work!

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leghome

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#10 posted 08-03-2014 11:52 PM


That is no doubt a big deck!
Six week of work seems too short of time for that size and complexity!
Have you considered sealing off the storage area?
Here in silicon valley storage space comes at a premium as there is never enough space available.

- oldnovice


The people who own it did not want it sealed at the time but I also think they did not know how much the boards would shrink and leak and now they are trying to sell that place. Another papoose in the oven so they need a bigger house. This one if a one bedroom with a loft where his stepdaughter sleeps.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner

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leghome

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#11 posted 08-03-2014 11:55 PM



Great looking deck…you sure you wouldn t like to work on another one…I m getting ready to start soon

- Hawaiilad


Come December or January that is mighty tempting but I do not think you would be ahead by paying for my airfare to and from plus all the beverages I drink when it is hot. I have been known to drink a gallon of iced tea a day in warm weather.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 12:01 AM

Great deck. That sure give them lot of storage and playing space!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robscastle

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#13 posted 08-06-2014 10:53 AM

It is indeed a very nice deck and the work is a credit to you.
Sound like you should have involved the owner more and kept him busy taking his mind off other things !! tee hee

Its a pity the place is to be sold as it looks like it was just getting some use

I bet it added value to the house as the before shots aspect elude to the fact it may have been considered but not fitted.

-- Regards Robert

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-06-2014 02:55 PM

You did a great job on this deck.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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