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OLD DECK BROUGHT TO LIFE

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Project by TexasNick posted 04-09-2015 06:43 PM 1159 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF A DECK THAT I JUST FINISHED FOR MY NEIGHBOR. THE OLD DECK WAS WEATHERED, LOOSE AND POORLY BUILT. I USED THE OLD FRAMING AND REALLY BEEFED UP THE STRUCTURE, THEN ADDED NEW DECK BOARDS, HAND RAILS, SOLAR LIGHTS, A CEDAR APRON WITH ACCESS PANELS FOR HOT TUB PUMP AND FILTER. THE DECK WAS REBUILT WITH THE HOT TUB IN PLACE. THE 4X4 POSTS WERE WRAPPED IN PRESSURE TREATED 1X6’S. I COVERED OVER SOME OLD CONCRETE STEPS (PIC 3) WITH A SMALL DECK AND USED THE SPACE UNDER THE DECK AND ABOVE THE STEPS FOR STORAGE (PIC 5). I AM REALLY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS, AS IS MY NEIGHBOR. WE PLAN TO USED A LIGHT COLORED STAIN/SEALER, THAT WILL ALLOW THE GRAIN OF THE WOOD TO SHOW THRU AND STILL PROTECT THE WOOD. HOPE YOU LIKE IT. THANKS FOR LOOKING!

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.





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#1 posted 04-09-2015 08:08 PM

Very handsome and it looks pretty sturdy too! If you have a “before” photo, that will really show us how much TLC you put into this project.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 08:25 PM

Sorry, no before pictures. I will try to do better next time.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 06:52 AM

Very nice deck indeed! Bet your neighbor is very happy with it!

When we had our Construction Business, many years ago, the only Stain we would use was Olympic, Semi Transparent, Oil based Stain. Soaked in nicely and is a great preservative. Don’t know if you can still buy it or not?

Thompson’s was also a good one.

Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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