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Project by patron posted 07-07-2011 01:42 PM 2984 views 4 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a deck i built 10 years ago
at my brother star’s home
he and his family have get togethere’s
with all their friends and work/church people

they have theme parties
and do dances for some of these get together events

i built this in the backyard and used the re-cycled plastic decking
so the dancers wouldn’t get splinters in their bare feet
the framing is all pressure treated
and the flower boxes have plastic inserts
for the flowers

it is weathered after all this time
but is just as strong as it was when built

the deck behind it was torn down and rebuilt at a later date
by a single local guy

it is nice to see things still holding here
after all that time

-- 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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ratchet

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 01:46 PM

Nice deck. Looks well built. A pic from one of those shin-digs would be good.

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janice

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 01:54 PM

Very pretty deck David. Great idea with the plastic inserts for the flowers boxes!

-- Janice

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 01:55 PM

A testement to your work David and of course a good advert for the longevity of pressure treated wood.

I’m sure your brother will continue to enjoy it for years to come.

Well done

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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ShopTinker

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 01:58 PM

Party deck, dance floor, and basketball court; now that is truly multifunctional. It seems to have weathered the years well. Very nice deck!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 02:04 PM

That’s a nice deck, David. It does look like it has held up very well. Thanks again, David. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 02:12 PM

How big is that deck David? You know that one of those is on my “to do” list….. But I have a sloping terrain- Not looking forward to that job…. Maybe you should just turn around and get back here…... ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 02:19 PM

kelly
it is 16’x20’
dug holes and put ‘wet-anchors’
in cement
then 4×4 pt posts
from short to longer to deal with the slope
and pt 2×10 for joists then plastic decking

thanks all for the comments

-- 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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Verna

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 02:53 PM

A very nice deck, David. That would be a wonderful place for family get-togethers.

Verna

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#9 posted 07-07-2011 02:56 PM

That’s a great deck, David.

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

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Lenny

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#10 posted 07-07-2011 03:46 PM

Well done David. Think of all the fun that has occurred on that deck over the 10 year span! Any truth to the rumor that your feet have to be in contact with the very last deck board for it to be a true 3-point shot?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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BarbS

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#11 posted 07-07-2011 03:58 PM

Dancing parties and a basketball hoop! A multi-functional deck; I love it.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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patron

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#12 posted 07-07-2011 04:23 PM

don’t ask me lenny

the only dribbling i do
is down my shirt

-- 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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Napoleon

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 04:26 PM

What a great deck you build there David. After 10 years you just know i will last :)

Vell done :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 04:38 PM

Great work-proven by the test of time. No doubt, enjoyed by many.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 04:59 PM

Nice deck, classic and it has aged wonderfully!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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