Revised Decking

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Project by Jeffrey Williams posted 10-05-2012 03:33 AM 1530 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From the early picture you can see the three level deck work had a spa in the mid deck cut out area which we removed. The decking on the lower and mid decks ran in two different directions hence the added (over done) blocking to turn the mid deck wood to match the upper and lower platforms. The project began to remove and replace the balusters so that the grandchildren could not walk through the 8” oc openings. We replaced the lower and mid deck planking with 5/4×6” cedar then seal them with Penofin transparent stain. We removed all the picket type balusters after inserting the 4×4 posts leaving the guardrails in place. The guardrails were then refinished and sealed for the upcoming rainy season here in Seattle. All the posts were drilled using a template and over 2600’ of stainless cable was installed at 3.5” spacing. All the stairs were replaced with 4×12” stock. The area across the mid deck where the spa once was had to have the guardrail duplicated as well as stairs railings added.

Next season we will replace the upper decking surface with the same material and the project will be done. Luckily all the under framework was treated material and was in perfect shape. Time to completion was 4 ½ months. Not a bad way to spend the summer.

Now the little ones get up a mean game of broom hockey at their leisure.

As an aside, those double doors in the first picture lead into my 800 sq ft woodshop. Lucky I am doesn’t begin to cover it. Cheers from the Pacific Northwest.

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 05:28 AM

Looks beautiful Jeff. Lots of hard work, I’m sure, but the results are there for all to see.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 09:48 AM

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! Looks like you’ll be enjoying your Summer’s work for a long time.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 12:56 PM

Great job on the deck….I am especially impressed with cable treatment in place of the vertical ballisters. I may have to borrow this one.

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 01:11 PM

Great work, looks great and should last for yrs!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-06-2012 01:26 AM

That is a beautiful deck on a beautiful home in an amazing setting!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 12:55 PM

Picture Postcard stuff. Really impressive, clean and well done.

-- DonB

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