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After I built the screen door, the boss decided we needed something to go around it on the patio.
Sep 02, 2007
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#1 posted 09-02-2007 02:42 PM
the boss was right – and you did it justice.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#2 posted 09-02-2007 02:51 PM
Good work G B. Keep the boss happy. if Moma ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy!!
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
#3 posted 09-02-2007 03:23 PM
You got that riight! Since dinner was served in the woodshop that night, I figure the job passed muster. :-)
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#4 posted 09-02-2007 03:54 PM
Very nice! Love relaxing on a deck. Looks like that early morning or late evening sun still creeps in some. I can’t tell from the picture how the cover is made. Can you explain that a little bit?
-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com
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#5 posted 09-02-2007 03:56 PM
Nice. How did you mount the main support post to the slab? I see some metal bracket thingies, are these anchored to the concrete?
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#6 posted 09-02-2007 03:58 PM
Yes I was wondering about the top. Are they slat boards.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
#7 posted 09-02-2007 04:29 PM
Dan Pleska & Karson: The top is composed of 1.5” square lumber, spaced 1.5” apart. I added a picture from the underside to the project so you could see it better. I ripped them from 1×6’s in order to get decent lumber for the length I needed. (16’ Long) We didn’t want a solid top, just something to cut the sun when at it hottest. During the hottest part of the day, the angle of the sun in relation to the slats is such that the vast majority of sunlight is blocked, yet sunrise and morning sun make it through just fine.
lclashley: I used metal rain standoffs anchored to the slab with cement mollys to keep the bottom of the posts dry. The standoffs keep them about about 1.5” off the slab. I need to cover those with wood to hide the metal.
#8 posted 09-02-2007 04:42 PM
Thanks. Our back porch is similar, and needs some cover. I like this solution.
#9 posted 09-02-2007 06:56 PM
Thanks for the update. I like the open idea. You don’t have to worry about buildup in the winter. Maybe that wasn’t the point, but in WV I’d have to worry about snow load. Thanks again.
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#10 posted 09-03-2007 09:18 AM
Looks like a wonderful place to relax, have a cup of coffee and read a good woodworking magazine.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#11 posted 09-03-2007 02:06 PM
Beautiful deck GB. Good skylight. jockmike
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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