|Project by Don||posted 07-29-2012 02:19 PM||5504 views||7 times favorited||2 comments|
I posted a couple of these pictures with another project earlier but now that it is truly completed, I thought it deserved it’s own posting.
We were tired of going out back and sitting on patio stones so the de-construction began at the beginning of July. I think the removal of the patio stones was the hardest part of this project. I used Deck Blocks for the footings and pressure treated pine lumber for the frame. Cedar decking was used everywhere else.
The ‘feature wall’ you see my daughter sanding was something that came to me after watching a tv show (Decked Out). I didn’t just want two plain flat surfaces so this idea popped into my head during one of the shows. The planter was used to break up the plainness (?) of the second tier.
After construction, everything was sanded with 80 grit to get the ‘skin’ off the cedar then finished with Sikkens Cetol SRD with a Red Cedar tint added to it.
The deck(s) took a week to do, including deconstruction and the planter was a whole 6 hours, start to finish, excluding sanding and putting the finish on.
This was a ton of work but very worth it as you can see in the last picture….it’s wifey approved :)
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca