Cedar Deck

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Project by john posted 05-12-2011 02:06 PM 2234 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone . Here are a few pics of my 12×16 cedar deck that i added to the end of my shop . I use the upstairs of my shop for lumber storage so it is much easier to get the material up and down now .
I use the space below to store lumber also .
I get a great view of all the bird houses and the birds now :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 02:08 PM

Well done! Looks great!

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 02:43 PM

Now you’ve time for your own home! Very nice addition!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 02:51 PM

Waw, lots of storage space and a nice view!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 02:59 PM

really nice deck john…its nice to be able to go out and see your yard and bird houses….and if it helps with your work then it doubles in its service to you…looks nice with great wood…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-12-2011 03:02 PM

Looks like a great place to relax while you are waiting for the glue/paint to dry, or to just watch the birds.
I like your supply of extra poles for your birdhouses, just in case you need one in a hurry. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 05-12-2011 03:11 PM

oh yea i wanted to ask you john…do you leave the wood raw on your bird houses, as they look to be turning the natural gray that comes with outside exposure and time..they look good…ive got a nice cedar log that needs to go into the ground and then im still going to do an extreme bird house myself…it would always remind me of you and what you do..i hope your doing well with it all and getting some good exposure and business is booming i hope…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 05-12-2011 03:19 PM

Thanks everyone and thanks again Grizz!
I put a water seal on the cedar birdhouses then i just let them go gray .

I am busier then ever . I even give tours to local women’s groups and church groups :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 05-12-2011 03:48 PM

Oh Man! That is pretty nice John! Turning a little green with envy on this end…lol

Good stuff bud….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 05-12-2011 04:18 PM

very nice job John.I would hate to pay for all that ceader down here in wisconsin, A 1×12 10ft. long is 32.00 bucks US. thanks again John.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 05-12-2011 05:13 PM

Looks very good, John.

When you going to start putting decks on the bird houses?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 05-12-2011 05:24 PM

looks like you have been
listening to the birds advice

and doing something great for yourself

wonderfull deck

i have to do a rail around mine
and you just gave me the solution for some details


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 05-12-2011 05:49 PM

looks nice, how do you keep water from going through the deck to your wood storage below?

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#13 posted 05-12-2011 06:04 PM

I have the lumber tarped for now but i plan on putting a sloped ceiling in that will redirect the water

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 05-12-2011 08:22 PM

Good looking deck you did John. I really like the way you changed up the pickets on the hand rail. Are you going to treat the deck with BLO? That also is a good location for your new birdhouse, Gues you can see them in the pool now.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 05-12-2011 08:24 PM

Tough and rewarding job John.

That is a wonderful deck, besides a wonderful shop in what I´d say a wonderful and beautiful place.

I´m sure you´ll enjoy your Spring and summertime there

I do also have to do a rail around mine. But I think I am a bit tired for now.

Deck on birdhouses , LOL Lee

Thanks for posting

-- Back home. Fernando

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