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Project by Vjer posted 1489 days ago 1486 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this pool deck for a customer last summer when I was inbetween jobs. It is 8’x12’. I thought that I would be able to auger the 4×4’s in a half day. Boy was I wrong! It was more like a day and a half. That ground was so hard that it was coming up like shaved chocolate. That Texas sun will bake concrete…lol!
All framing materials are treated wood and the deck is composite decking. There is pool supply storage under the deck.

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1489 days ago

Super looking deck nice details

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

That deck came out sweet!
It makes that pool look ten times nicer.
I know what you mean about those post holes.
I worked on the side with my friend installing decks, and the day his post hole auger quit, so did I…..

-- Having fun...Eric

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1488 days ago

great looking deck. would be nice to see how something like that is made in steps… I better go do some searchin’

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 1483 days ago

Great deck, I like the mix of pressure treated and composite.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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dbhost

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#6 posted 1481 days ago

There is a trick to digging post holes in baked clay soils. Soak the spots you want to dig, dig down until you hit dry / hard, then resoak. Time consuming, but well worth it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jennyjasper

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#7 posted 1469 days ago

Great article! Here is a blog about using composite decking for a pool deck!http://bit.ly/cAiC2D

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