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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1841 days ago 2754 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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degoose

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#1 posted 1841 days ago

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

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

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patron

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#2 posted 1841 days ago

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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tenontim

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#3 posted 1841 days ago

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 1841 days ago

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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Karson

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#5 posted 1841 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1841 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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huff

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#7 posted 1841 days ago

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 @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Carlos

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#8 posted 1841 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1841 days ago

Nice deck, Kent.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 1841 days ago

Very sturdy looking job.

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

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 1841 days ago

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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Splinterman

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#12 posted 1840 days ago

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

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hardwoodflooring

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#13 posted 1787 days ago

good job. I love the wood flooring.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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