my screened in deck

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Project by Pabs posted 08-06-2010 05:37 AM 8359 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built this screened in deck a few years ago in our current home (well, for the next 2 months anyway)

all made with local white cedar. except the frame
decking is screwed from below…fun job :)

top and bottom rails for the railings are dadoed and screwed. top pergola is also dadoed and screwed.

screens are all custom made …and all fit below the deck…made sure the opening was just big enough!

this was a fun project…much was learned and next time I should be better for it…I hope :)

thanks for taking a peak

-- Pabs

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 06:22 AM

I really like the looks of this! Nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 10:29 AM

Nice work and attention to detail! Dont see many with dadoes, I like it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 02:57 PM

Awesome job on the deck, kinda makes your house look cheap, lol !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 03:35 PM

Great project! Well done!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 04:31 PM

That is a first class deck. Love the cover!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 06:46 PM

Beautiful!! Real craftsmanship showing here. Years of use and enjoyment to come. Well done!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 04:54 AM

thanks guys.. .the details I put were really not that hard…if I built decks for a living I would take the extra time to do this… it makes a much nicer finish… nothing I hate more than seing the railing top start to warp and pop the nails right out… kind of hard to pop out of a dado! 99% of the joints look the same as the day I built them…well worth it in my opinion…and such a lovely joint to look at in my opinion :)

cdbridge39…yeah you’re right… one project that we never got around to doing is the siding.. I would of loved to remove the aluminum siding that’s on there now and expose the original clapboard…
hte only problem was that we didn’t know what kind of shape it was in and there would be considerable work in trim work, replacing and painting… so we shied away from it…now that it’s sold it will be someone else’s ” little” project :)

and Blondewood.. .the cover… not that pricey..paid about 250$ cnd for it. it simply snaps into place on the sides and front (with regular metal snaps) and some hooks in the middles spans to hold it tight to the frame… it’s been in some pretty nasty wind storms and nothing has moved.

-- Pabs

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