|Project by 007lab||posted 01-28-2013 08:31 PM||1245 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
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.