|Project by Nate Meadows||posted 05-21-2012 02:18 PM||2359 views||4 times favorited||28 comments|
I revived this deck while we lived in Virginia. Even though I was going through some intensive therapy and walking with a cane I couldn’t not, not work with wood! Plus our house needed some major repairs! I worked on my knees allot as I had not learned to cope with the vertigo very well yet. It was a very slow process because the headaches interrupted the process all the time. But I got through it and it was worth it…only to move:). It was our first house though so we will always remember it with love.
I had to change the framing structure to allow for the alternate direction of the decking and that took time and some thought. But it worked out well I think. The center I used L brackets and attached it from below. I pulled up ever piece and got rid of the bad ones. I screwed the deck down this time. I bull nosed every end! I then sanded down the entire deck with my 12in disc sander and replace the exterior run with Trex. I but three coats of Thompsons’ Water Seal on it and I was done.
The Stairs were straight…I made them cure…and I made them out of Trex because they were out in the weather. The same with the handrails.
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate