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Look what we did this weekend

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Project by janice posted 10-19-2009 04:20 AM 2277 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what we did this weekend. I’m tired of working. Sick of it.

-- Janice





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#1 posted 10-19-2009 04:22 AM

Looks super Janice . Now that the week ends over you can go back to your regular work and get so rest.LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 04:23 AM

Nice start.

-- 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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janice

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 04:26 AM

Yeah, right. I never rest. Should have been in bed an hour ago.

-- Janice

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 04:48 AM

Sure you don’t want a hot tub on that porch? Must be satifying to get that done. I was working this weekend, learning Sketchup in my spare time….......what a bore. Tomorrow I am off though….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 04:51 AM

nice job,, nice view of the water..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 05:00 AM

You have no idea. Last year in March we had a big flood. We had to walk or boat iin every weekend, alll year till last Feburary. We finally got a road! We even had to boat my kitchen cabints in. And everything else. We had to pulll a frig and stove over the levee and drag them alll the way down the road on wagons, believe it or not. I’m really sick of working. Can’t wait till this is done. I really thought it would have been done this fall, but now I’m looking at next spring or next fall. When it’s done, we can sleep at least 15 people, not that I ever really want to, but we can. I had a girls weekend 2 weeks ago wiith 10, we had a blast. My husband and I go to work every day and then we go out here everyweekend and worik. I’m sick of it. I can’t wait to get into my basement and build something again. I have so many projects lined up it’s not even funny. It’s gonna be a long winter, I hope.

-- Janice

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 05:06 AM

Yeah, that would be nice, but I’ll be 70 before we get that in.

-- Janice

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 05:31 AM

great deck ,

now you have a place to dock the boat ,
when the river rises ?

-- 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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#9 posted 10-19-2009 07:44 AM

Looks high and dry!! :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 09:07 AM

Hey Janice,
It all takes time and effort but the end rewards will be great…....good job.

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 11:34 AM

Hey Janice, great job you did there. I remember you were asking about Ipe’ wood. Did you see the comments about it being rated so good for fire and rot resistance? Believe me, I know what you mean about wanting to use the winter to do some woodworking!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-19-2009 12:52 PM

let’s see, railing, chairs, end tables, outdoor bar, tiki torchs, hot tub frame, pergola roof. yea your almost done. except for cribbage boards, card table, coasters, more deck chairs, chaise lounge
now what to do with that left over ipe?
nice job, it’s a labor of love for life on the crick
h’mm need picture frames for those river pics

-- Ron, Missouri

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janice

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#13 posted 10-19-2009 12:57 PM

Yes I did see the comments. I told my husband, if this was for our home, we wouldnt be using treated lumber. He built our steps to the boat dock with rough cut treated oak. They are under water most of the year and hold up really well. The treated lumber does too, just doesnt look as pretty as it weathers. Every board we laid, I kept thinking about that Ipe and Cypress, but I’m sure it would have cost alot more too.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 10-19-2009 01:04 PM

This is just so we can get inside. We have to tear down the deck and stairs on the other side so we can put new windows and tin siding on the old cabin. It’s never ending. So, I’m thinking since winter is coming so soon, this deck won’t get done till next spring, or summer. We’re planning on adding another 8 foot on the side there and wrap around the front on the river side just wide enough to put a couple chairs on it and be able to walk in front of them,since it will be over the bank there. Not sure how yet, but it can be done. It has to be done, just so I can wash those stupid windows he bought that don’t open.

-- Janice

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#15 posted 10-19-2009 04:05 PM

from the looks of things janice, your on top off it all…..you whoo girl…..keep poundin them nails…i need a nice deck on the side of my place…..when can ya come…...just over here in alabama…..and ill feed ya too…lol…nice of me huh…..i hope the time comes when you can sit back and do what ya want soon…...good job though…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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