Cedar Deck (Shop)

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Project by john posted 01-18-2012 04:52 PM 2207 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another cedar job i did in my yard this past summer that i forgot to post :-)
I decided to add a 12 ‘x 16’ cedar deck to the end of my shop . I needed a lot of space to store lumber and once the upstairs was full i needed more space . The shop is 1,600 sq ft .

The hardest part was getting all the lumber up and down the narrow staircase in the shop so i thought it might be much easier with a set of stairs outside . There was already a 4 ft square hole at the end of the shop so i made it bigger and added a 6 ft patio door that someone wanted to get rid of . It was in excellent condition and best of all it was free :-) I also added a little beer fridge built into the exterior wall so when you are sitting on the deck it is right there . It is a nice shadey place to sit in the summer .
The storage area below the deck is also full of new cedar . I also added a running waterfall to the front of the deck .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 05:14 PM

Awesome job John! I think the combination of the deck and beer fridge will come in handy on those hot days although it may cut into productivity ;-)

By the way is that the Keebler elf house in the foreground of pic 2 ?

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 05:44 PM

alsome is not the word for that. may john you can come to ohio anytime bring some cedar and build me a deck.

that is really nice. love your place. and your shop is bigger then my house. lol house is only 600 square feet. and too darn small. my wood and carving and burning stuff is all over the place. lol.

serious . that is a beautiful deck and fence. and i love your birdhouses.

-- pat,ohio...

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 05:53 PM

Very nice deck,great job.

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 06:15 PM

John—I think a ‘beer fridge’ should be a legal requirement for any shop. Nice work!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 08:19 PM

John..awesome deck! I Like the railings, and the beer fridge!


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#6 posted 01-18-2012 08:26 PM

As per usual John, your work is unique, well designed & executed. Thanks for posting.


-- Lee

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#7 posted 01-18-2012 10:41 PM

Thanks everyone ! The beer fridge was free too :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 01:23 AM

Hi John,

Excellent job, as always.

That builder background sure does come in handy, doesn’t it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 02:17 AM

Thanks Lee ! Yes it is very handy :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 04:26 AM

you did a fantastic job john..your home just looks better abd better as time rolls along….i hope all thm birds dont have access to the new refreshment stand…you might need to hire a flight controller , and the neighbors might want to know why them birds are diving and ziggin and zaggin…lol…...if they get kicked out, i still have room here in my bird condo…grizz

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 05:01 AM

1600 ft work shop… Im JEALOUS! My entire house isnt 1600 ft. Looks like you did a great job on the deck!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 05:34 AM

Although the deck is very nice, your shop is what I like. This just adds more to a great thing. Very nice job.

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 06:27 AM

Thanks again everyone ! This coming summer i hope to rip all the ugly yellow siding off the shop and re do it with pine board and batten .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 01-19-2012 04:48 PM

CRAP! Now I need to build a new shop!

Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#15 posted 01-22-2012 03:05 AM

Great addition and love the bird house

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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