Redwood Deck

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Project by Napaman posted 07-28-2008 02:36 AM 3408 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…if you havent been following my Redwood Deck Blog…you are seeing my newly completed deck for the first time…we just finished it about an hour ago!!! This deck is part of a larger back yard makeover we started last summer…

The construction is actually done on top of cement blocks—so technically this is called a floating deck…on top of the cement blocks we have 2×6x12 treated lumber as joists. Then on top it is finished with 2×6 Redwood.

Below the deck is a drainage are filled with gravel (in part of it…) and then out the back is a drainage pipe…

In front leading to the deck will be a dry river bed…most of the year…and in the winter it will lead the water to the drainage pit and pipe…

My step son helped me tremendously setting all the piers (14)...near the garage/workshop we had to dig them down almost level so that the garage doors swing open flush with the deck…and then each row got a bit easier as the ground slopes down…

If you want to see the other steps click on the link here to the Blog I wrote about this project.

Thanks for looking…Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 05:07 AM

The back yard is really coming along, Matt. I wish I could get redwood here.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 05:13 AM

That is some nice looking redwood, very nice deck. 20 or more years ago I use to be able to buy and afford kiln dried, clear heart redwood for projects, I would have to take out a loan to buy some now.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 05:16 AM

Please send all the cutoffs to Kennesaw, GA

Where do you get that wood… (reading blog to find out)

-- ~jtd

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 07:55 AM

thanks all…

ha ha jtd…the cutoffs will go for the benches and planters that will be added…and we are going to attach a screen to the back side and grow a vine up it…not sure what yet…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 08-03-2008 04:28 PM

Looking good so far. Nice back yard you have. (Blog)

-- Krisztian VA My website:

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 04:50 PM

Matt: A great job. You did a fantastic installation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 08-03-2008 07:51 PM

Great looking deck! Nice job

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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