New Deck! no thanks to me

Really, the only thing I did for this deck was help mike take measurements, give some input on what the shape should be, and paint a really cute flower pot to sit on the deck when it’s finished, and sat inside and looked pretty while Mike and his dad worked 10 hour days in the blazing summer heat. SO, all the thanks go to Mikes dad and to Mike and his super awesome friends and two brothers. none to me. Mostly mikes dad though. He knows everything about building a deck, even has a fancy book about decks and everything.

Here is a before pic:

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The Plan:

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The concrete landing before:

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Removing the concrete:

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All done:

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Hole Auger-ing the ground, 30 inches down:

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Concrete forming tubes, then pouring the concrete in

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Making sure everything is centered and even:

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What our drive way looked like for a couple weeks:

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Beams to support the deck:

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Inserting joists, Hi Jeff!

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spacing out deck boards across the joists

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A Fancy over hang. For you know, contrast and interest and depth and all that:

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Continuing to cut the boards:

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Almost done spacing:

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Putting up railing:

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How pretty is my pink basket flower pot?

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Pretty much finished:

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I’ll update it with better finished pics later this summer when I make it all cute and pretty as if im having some fancy dinner party or something.

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2 Comments on “New Deck! no thanks to me

  1. It’s a nice deck. And I’m sure you were also a great cheerleader. That counts for something!

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