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Project by printman posted 12-26-2008 01:50 AM 1445 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned favor to a roofer friend that landed the roof job plus the deck. The only problem was he never built a deck before. I opted for a floating step since the deck was so low. The customer wanted the deck to follow the brick patio. What do you think?

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!





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Woodchuck1957

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 03:00 AM

It looks ok, but, I run my decking over the top of the skirt board, and the area by the grill where it comes to a point doesn’t flow with the deck and looks like a huge trip hazzard, I would either remove it, or put railing up there.

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Karson

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 03:05 AM

I think I’d have been inclined to modify the brick patio to make the corner a little more graceful. It does look like its a spot that might cause some trips and bruising.

-- 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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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 03:10 AM

Well, if the customer is happy, put the check in the bank. Karson and Woodchuck expressed my concerns.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 12-26-2008 03:46 AM

Nice job, but I agree with the above, that corner could be a problem.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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printman

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 03:28 AM

We as builders don’t always agree with the eye of the client. This lady knew exactly how she wanted it to look and was very happy with the result. I had to bite my tongue with the patio because she told me she did it herself and it should stay. She also wanted the rail to only cover that one end and stop at the fence line. The fence should have come down.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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Karson

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 06:02 AM

Then a great job pleasing the customer. What more can you ask for except a double payment.

-- 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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