Mom's deck

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I built this small deck for my Mom with my brother. I designed it to be 11/5, nice easy stairs to maneuver and the handrails are easy to grab. The previous stairs were rather steep and had no landing in front of the door.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 07-18-2007 10:28 AM

Very nice job Bob, I’m sure Mom will enjoy the new stairs and sitting area. The lighting adds a nice touch.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 07-18-2007 11:12 AM

Hi Mom!!
Lovely. The stairs are great.

When my Mom had her deck built last year we struggled with her to get a ramp put on it (Her hurt her pride to have a ramp – she’s not old!! She’ll be 80 this year… now that she has it, and everyone uses it .. she loves it as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-18-2007 01:57 PM

I can see mom rockin and rollin to the mills brothers or les brown. Very good job men. jockmike

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

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Bob #2

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#4 posted 07-18-2007 11:50 PM

That’s an excellent idea with the lower pitch on the stairs plus more tread. I would not have thought of it but will remember it now.
I had to go back an take another look . You can hardly notice it.
I may have to change the stairs to our basement before we have an accident. they are too steep for carring stuff down in particular.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 07-19-2007 12:40 AM

Very nice work Bob.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 07-19-2007 01:37 AM

Bob, you and your brother are good sons. Mom loves you both.

Nice work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 07-20-2007 06:03 AM

I wish I had the time to help out some of her friends. They all love the stairs and live in the same community. I’ve given some the plans so they could have a builder do the job but many are on fixed incomes and can’t afford it.

-- Bob

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#8 posted 07-20-2007 06:05 AM

I like the inner safety railings. Nice.

-- John

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#9 posted 07-25-2007 03:19 AM

Way to go Bob!!! You are definitely racking up good points with mom. And doing it with your brother has got to count 2x.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#10 posted 07-27-2007 08:58 PM

Good work, fantastic.

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#11 posted 07-28-2007 05:55 AM

Mom’s gonna love this a long time Bob!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 08-01-2007 05:31 PM

Great idea, Bob…nice job as well!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 10-27-2009 04:50 PM

You only get one Mom in life. It is good to do all you can for her. Nice stairs. She is very proud.

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#14 posted 10-27-2009 07:26 PM

Super deck and happy Mom

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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