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Project by BrandonR posted 02-24-2012 03:02 AM 1431 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first big project for our new house. I had a couple of deck building books and the use of the internet to get me through it. It took me much longer than expected, but I learned a lot and picked up a lot of new skills.

I designed it to have an eating area and then an area to have a fire pit. With it being so low to the ground I was able to do the bench planters as well around the fire pit. I had to stop a lot and think and redesign as I ran into problems. I think the lattice was by far my least favorite part… I still need to stain it this spring as well.

Although it isn’t fine wood working I was proud of this as my first design and large scale project. I hope my engineering holds up as well!

Thanks for looking





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Kelen

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 03:29 AM

Looks great!

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boxerman

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 03:59 AM

That’s one very nice looking deck.

-- Craig, Waterloo,IA

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 04:20 AM

Looks like you did a good job from the looks of your photos. I see you have a gas grill up there on the deck. I had a Weber Gas grill on my deck and it was way too close to my vinyl siding and melted some of the siding.It didn’t take much heat to do that!!
I have those same speaker! Looks like you have everyting you need!
Nice work! Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 05:12 AM

This came together just fine a real sharp looking deck.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ryan

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 06:16 AM

What a nice deck! Looks like a perfect place for a cookout on a beautiful day. I like the fire pit idea. You did a great job!

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 02:04 AM

Nice deck, you did a great job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 02:10 AM

That’s a fine job you did on the deck, believe me I know how hard they are

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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