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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 09-03-2015 12:54 AM 1493 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a finness project but a big honkin deck. I built it for my sister. Probably the last large build I’ll do. At 60 years old this lumber was getting heavy especially over head at about seven feet.

Pressure treated lumber, 24’ x 16’ with two staircases. 40” cement in the ground. I think I need a vacation….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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#1 posted 09-03-2015 01:43 AM

A real beauty, love building these. Great work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-03-2015 01:53 AM

Super looking deck Dan. I build lots of decks and this one looks top notch.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-03-2015 03:47 AM

Great looking deck your built. I also am getting ready to start a couple decks for our new house. Really looking forward to it…with some help of course.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 05:10 AM

Great looking deck and you sure look like you know what you’re doing.. I’ve got to replace our back deck and at 69….my two 40 year old son in law builders better show up when I start.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 08:25 AM

I know how you feel Bruce…at 70 I am always looking for help on the big stuff. This time it will come from a friend visiting from the Main Land

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 08:55 AM

WOW, that is one impressive, well-built structure to be made by a man of any age.
65 next month and the clock is ticking.
But I think woodworking helps to keep us fit, healthy and (relatively) sound of mind.

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#7 posted 09-03-2015 09:51 AM



WOW, that is one impressive, well-built structure to be made by a man of any age.
65 next month and the clock is ticking.
But I think woodworking helps to keep us fit, healthy and (relatively) sound of mind.

- jinkyjock

I agree. Always something to plan and think about. Good for the head. Then out and about moving around each day. The difference from as little as five years ago is mostly stamina. After about 5 hrs each day working at it I’ve had enough. A few years ago the sun going down would mostly determine quitting time. Of course I happen to put it together during the hottest time of the summer; high 80’s and 90’s in humidity. Maine’s getting steadily hotter summers and we’ve gained at least a month longer of summer over the past few years. But winters, albiet shorter are colder and snowier.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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