Cedar Deck

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 07-15-2009 11:24 PM 2807 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought an older building for our new store that used to be a meat market. Since we removed the freezers, we were left with raised concrete curbs to deal with. Rather than try to tear it out and attempt to patch it, this was our solution. We built a raised deck to cover all the mess. Started with 2”x8” floor joists setting on the concrete slab, and worked around all the raised curbing. We had to get a little creative, but in the end you can’t see any of that. Good carpenters learn how to hide things well. The wood you see is Rough Cedar. The railing is typical 2”x3” fence railing. We milled the Red Oak wood floor and installed it ourselves——Gee, I wouldn’t want to do that for a living! The cedar has no finish since it’s indoors, and the floor is a standard mop-on stain and finish (don’t remember the brand)

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 11:31 PM

Kent, great Idea.. It works well I see.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 11:45 PM

gosh kent ,
i didn’t know they did any thing besides fix farm equipment
in lubbock ‘
this will be worth coming to see ,
along with getting to meet you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 11:48 PM

That’s some pretty cheap wood for you to be working with, Ken. Nice job on it anyway.

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 07-15-2009 11:52 PM

I couldn’t find any 4”x8” Bubinga——Sorry.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 12:26 AM

Very nice Kent. A great remodel job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 01:51 AM

Hey I could use one of them in my super market. Well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 03:53 AM

Kent, That was some project and it turned out great. It took me a while to notice the project ( I was busy window shopping at your store. Your store is as perfect as your projects.

-- John @

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 04:42 AM

Nice job Kent it makes your store even better. I felt like a kid in a candy store when I visited your store a couple weeks ago. Gives me another reason to go back again, not only that but your son in law is a very nice young man good sales man.

-- Carlos

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 05:22 AM

Nice deck, Kent.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 07-16-2009 08:59 AM

Very sturdy looking job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 07-16-2009 05:48 PM

Nice cool looking place to sit and sip iced tea.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 07-17-2009 02:04 PM

It has a real homely feel about it Kent…......real nice job.

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#13 posted 09-08-2009 09:46 PM

good job. I love the wood flooring.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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