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Project by 007lab posted 01-28-2013 08:31 PM 957 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to replace the back deck about 5 years ago because, well, it had issues. I don’t recommend doing this sort of job in the fall in Seattle. You’ll get soaked.

I used tight knot cedar and finished the decking with marine grade Penofin prior to installing. The ties are all galvie simson. The visible fasteners are 3” stainless trim head screws. The pilings were poured 2’ deep because I like to make things bomb proof. The deck is roughly 14’ x 14’. The guys at the lumber yard were kind enough, as usual, to let me pick through the pile since they know that’s how I roll, so to speak.

I’m happy with the Penofin even though it requires yearly maintenance. I’ve found that horizontal wood surfaces in a region that get such a steady stream of rain and uv just need more attention than what the label on the can suggests. Plus I refinish a lot of stuff for a living so I want to look out my window and see a nice deck. It does not get slippery from mildew. That’s a perk with this type of finish.

There are some small finishing details I don’t like but oh well. Hopefully they’re not showing in these pictures. Another thing not pictured are some lights I installed in the risers. They have copper trim plates and look very nice.

You may notice a small black scottie in one of the pictures. That’s my Stella and she regularly inspected my work.





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#1 posted 01-29-2013 12:27 AM

very nice deck.
turned out very nice.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 12:49 AM

Deck looks really nice. The doggie ramp is a neat touch.

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 03:23 AM

The puppy ramp is so unique ! Great job overall : )

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 02:46 PM

That looks very good !!!!

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 03:51 PM

Wonderful deck! Great build and design and love the addition of the doggie ramp for Stella.

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 06:36 PM

Thank you!

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 07:49 PM

You did a great job on the deck and of course the dog ramp too. Your climate is very similar to ours, always wet. We just have to bite the bullet and do our projects rain or shine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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