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Project by kenndenn posted 2438 days ago 4511 views 17 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I saw the article “Breaking Away” in the March/April 2003 issue of Handy, I knew that deck would be a part of my back yard entertaining. It was delayed because a pool use to reside in this spot. After two years with the pool only being used twice, I decided that the island deck would be a better use of the real estate.

My name is Kenneth Denn, I live in Kennewick, Washington and I have been a club member since issue # 3.

This deck is 16 foot by 16 foot. We have difficulty getting dimensional lumber longer than that, and I wanted a seamless deck. The frame and arbor are made from treated lumber. The frame was made 16 inch on center from 2×8’s & is supported on pier blocks. The arbor is made from 4×4 posts and 2×6’s. I added lattice on both ends of the arbor and planted flowering clematis climbing vines on each side for shade and looks. I used 1×4 red cedar for the decking and trimmed the board ends with cedar 1×2’s. It is sealed with Thompson’s Water seal with Honey Oak tint.

I decided not to go with the built in benches and went with patio furniture to allow different arrangement of the seating. Of course, Max (seated on the right), Sebastian (lounging on the left) and Rocky (the alpha dog in the center inspecting my work) think it was built for their pleasure, but I won’t ague the point, since they’re just dachshunds.

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA





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Karson

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#1 posted 2438 days ago

A great job. Nice that you made it for the dogs they seem to enjoy it.

-- 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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kenndenn

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#2 posted 2438 days ago

They think it’s theirs, but I won’t argue the point, they love underneath, it’s like a tunnel system under there…

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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Karson

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#3 posted 2438 days ago

And cool too I guess.

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2438 days ago

Very nice! I’ve got one of these in my future.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Brad_Nailor

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#5 posted 2438 days ago

Nice work! That is sharp….I love the arbor

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Buckskin

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#6 posted 2438 days ago

Oh man! I should not let my wife look over my shoulder when I am on LumberJocks. Your great work has just bumped up “honey do” list.

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DrSawdust

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#7 posted 2438 days ago

Excellent work. Now where are you going to put the new pool? :-)

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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kenndenn

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#8 posted 2437 days ago

Your looking at the spot where the pool was…LOL The pool sat for two years without use, so I decided to build something that would be used…LOL I nice HotTub is in our future though…

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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woodgrain411

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#9 posted 2437 days ago

I like this, my buddy and his band could use something like this next to his pond!

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 2437 days ago

Wonderful job. Did you build this just for your guard doggie?

He’s doing his job in guarding it!

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

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kenndenn

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#11 posted 2437 days ago

He’s the security system that came with the installation

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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Splinters

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#12 posted 2337 days ago

This just came up on random images. Great job!!!...... nice touch with the fire pit.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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kenndenn

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#13 posted 2337 days ago

Thanks, I did have fun building it. The kids love the firepit to make their smores…

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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Scott Bryan

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#14 posted 2337 days ago

Very nice. I like the pergola as well. If my wife sees this I will get another project assigned to me.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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kenndenn

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#15 posted 2337 days ago

I can forward her the plans?

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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