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Project by Ben posted 04-07-2014 05:27 AM 1556 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a long time. My woodworking has taken a new turn. I went from building furniture and jewelry boxes to building a deck on our new (new to us anyway) house. I usually finish my projects quickly. This one however, took a while due to time constraints and financial constraints. The deck is about 900 sq ft. The covered grilling area is a work in progress. I still need to trim it out. I plan to build a custom outdoor kitchen when funds allow. I designed the deck to maximize the views of the lake. It is constructed with pressure treated pine and cedar.

I found a great deal on Cabots redwood deck stain. The only drawback was that the stain came in 4 oz sample cans. I had to open 7 gallons worth of stain… 4 oz at a time.

I built the adirondack chairs and the cedar dining table. I look forward to the day when I can build more furniture and post some new projects again.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Ben





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 09:16 AM

Awesome job. Awesome view. That’s a lot of work.

I really like Cabot for outdoor stain, but 4 oz at a time? Wow.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 11:08 AM

Thats really nice well done.

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

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 12:31 PM

Amazing. Very nice.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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steve_in_ohio

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 12:32 PM

wow, that is huge, it looks awesome, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Ben

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 02:59 PM

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the comments.

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MrNorwood

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 05:30 PM

looks great!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#7 posted 04-07-2014 05:41 PM

Fantastic, Thats a big build! Texas style.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Gixxerjoe04

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#8 posted 04-07-2014 07:19 PM

Awesome deck, would love to have a view like that as well

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 12:59 AM

What an awesome deck!! Great job Ben!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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hjt

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 02:43 AM

Darn that’s gorgeous. Love how you used the back rest of seating area from one leave as the seating section of the next level – clever. (Photo #4)

-- Harold

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#11 posted 04-08-2014 03:29 AM

Fantastic deck, great view, and I love the story about the 4 oz. stain!

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

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 04-08-2014 03:56 AM

Great deck, I love the design, its very inviting

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Ben

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#13 posted 04-08-2014 03:58 AM

Thanks a lot guys. I haven’t logged on to Lumberjocks much in the last few years. I really missed this community and am glad to be back.

The deck stain was seven bucks a case ( one gallon) at a local scratch and dent furniture outlet. I couldn’t believe the price so I bought twelve cases thinking it would sell out quickly. That was last November. I stopped in the same store last weekend and they still had a whole wall of the stuff. I guess I am the only one cheap enough to buy it. :)

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Woodwrecker

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#14 posted 04-08-2014 04:09 AM

Wow, that was a lot of work, and it came out beautifully Ben !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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woodworkingdrew

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#15 posted 04-08-2014 04:32 AM

Ben- Very nice job. I love working with redwood. That deck is amazing.

-- Andrew, California

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