How I spent my summer......deck building

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Project by peterrum posted 03-19-2011 02:54 AM 2388 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So last summer it was time to take a good look at the deck at my cabin. I thought I could just replace the top deck boards however once I got into it the whole deck had to be removed and start a new deck from scratch. There is a picture attached of the old deck which did not have a cover over it and the new deck had to have at least a portion of it covered. I spent 6 weeks gathering the logs, peeling them, milling them, and recycling what I could from the old deck. Around 80% of the deck, joists, beams, and deck boards are from fir I milled and that is why it took so long to rebuild, however the end result was worth it. I now have a nice covered area from the elements and we light it up at night with a couple of strings of LED rope light. The nice part about the whole project is that it only cost me about $100 in hardware.

-- Carpe Diem

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 02:57 AM

Looks great. I wish I was there with your beautiful setting.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 03:17 AM

Man that looks like a great place to relax.Looks like you will be enjoying that for a long time.Thanks for the pictures


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#3 posted 03-19-2011 03:26 AM

very nice deck


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#4 posted 03-19-2011 03:31 AM

Very nice, you ll be proud of that for years to come and should be ! BTW nice little mare you got there, we used to have a little sorrel with socks and a stripe like hers. Enjoy

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 05:29 AM

i like it,looks great,,nice to have ambition at times

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#6 posted 03-19-2011 10:20 AM

What a fantastic set up, complete with sawmill. Good looking build!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 03-19-2011 10:48 AM

that mast be a great project to do
very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 05:29 PM

Beautiful job! And looks like a great place to live.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 10:30 AM

What a great job. I have to consider to ask you if your cabin is for rent. A flight from Germany to America to sit one time at your deck…
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 04:20 PM

Okay, gotta do it, is that a one”horsepower” saw milll? Really nice job though. Love that part of it is covered and part not. Well done.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 03-01-2012 06:01 PM

Looks great, and a beautiful place to work….

Looks like you did most everything on your own. Milled your own lumber and all… That’s really something to be proud of…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#12 posted 03-26-2013 01:58 AM

Great work, I’m sure you will get a lot more years out of this one!

-- Tom

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