|Project by Matt||posted 06-15-2011 12:48 AM||1595 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Normally I don’t post pictures of jobs that I have done for homeowners on their houses. But this one is special. It is one of the last jobs I will do for quite a while. I have enlisted in the U.S Army and I am shipping out to basic at Ft. Benning within a few weeks.
This is what I did for my job. I was a self employed carpenter mostly doing residential work. I worked with a guy that had taught me a lot and after a few years of learning the tips and tricks of everything I started doing jobs by myself and also working with him full time. I love this kind of work but it has slowed down in my area so bad that I can’t rely on it anymore. Spent a few months of just getting by looking for different jobs with no luck. Just a bunch of loss hope. I then decided to do what has been on the back of my mind for years and years. So I got to talking to a recruiter and decided this was the best time for my to do it. I signed my contract and swore in and I am on my way to opening up a new chapter. I’m looking forward to it and excited as ever.
The deck one of the smallest decks I’ve done. It is 12×16. All pt lumber. I removed a 3/0 door and re-framed the wall for the 6’ sliding door. and what a difference it made for the inside of the room and outside as well. Its the lowest line of the Pella brand but for the price it was a very nice door. (beats some 2k+ Anderson doors we have installed) Easy to install and looks great. The homeowner was extremely happy that she has an deck to entertain on and loved it. (she use to have a small 6×6 I believe porch) It was a nice easy deck and a great way to end. Thanks for looking guys!
-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!