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bbeach
04-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Well since the weather has been to crappy to ski I decided to use this preseason time wisely and extend my deck on the back of my house! The original deck was shoddy, small and had crappy warped cheap railings.

So Here's the BEFORE:
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/before.jpg

AFTER
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/after1.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/after3.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/after4.jpg

bbeach
04-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Post lights - wired through the post and run under the deck.
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/afterlights.jpg

Lights centered under the deck steps.
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/afterlights2.jpg

Railings done
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/complete1.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/complete2.jpg

bbeach
04-03-2008, 12:23 PM
I forty-fived the corners of the railing to give it strength and add some style to the deck - plus it gives me a spot to set plants.
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/corner.jpg

Lights on all the posts.
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/corner2.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/corner_inside.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/corner_inside_2.jpg

bbeach
04-03-2008, 12:23 PM
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/front.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/one_side.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/other_side.jpg

Rail Supports so over time the railing doesn't sag. I do hate a saggy railing.
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/rail_support.jpg

Willski
04-03-2008, 12:24 PM
Looks great.

bbeach
04-03-2008, 12:24 PM
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/rail_inside.jpg

The only things left do are router the railing posts - wire one more light, sand and stain! Oh and then drink copious amounts of beer on the new deck!

TMCNo1
04-03-2008, 12:29 PM
It looks great!

ttu
04-03-2008, 12:30 PM
bradley, looks great.

see you at table rock memorial day weekend.

Maristar210
04-03-2008, 12:49 PM
looks great to me, love the spindles.

LKNMC
04-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Very nice Love the lights

justinglow
04-03-2008, 12:54 PM
Where did you get those lights for the posts? Those would look great on my deck.

76S&S
04-03-2008, 02:21 PM
Great job.............and attention to detail.

bbeach
04-03-2008, 02:54 PM
The lights were bought at Lowe's, about $9 a piece.

Monte
04-03-2008, 02:58 PM
Great job... Do you feel the need to build another?

bbeach
04-03-2008, 03:06 PM
not particularly! But I am feeling the need to add paver stones and some landscaping.

M-Funf
04-03-2008, 03:09 PM
Looks great...

Looks like you used the same railing system I did...It was pretty quick and simple...

33232

Monte
04-03-2008, 03:10 PM
Seriously it looks great.. good luck with the landscaping we just added a bunch of bushes and mulch to our yard. It can get expensive..

bbeach
04-03-2008, 03:11 PM
Great looking Deck MFUnf - what brand and color stain did u use there?

wakeX2wake
04-03-2008, 03:12 PM
nice looking hombres... i'd hire you out anytime...

do you work for beer?

M-Funf
04-03-2008, 03:16 PM
Great looking Deck MFUnf - what brand and color stain did u use there?

No stain. It's just Thompsons sealer over B heart redwood.

Did you get your railings from Deckorators?

bbeach
04-03-2008, 03:17 PM
Railings are Deckorators... I'm considering using an Olympic Redwood stain & Sealer.

bbeach
04-03-2008, 03:22 PM
Yes the railing ballustors are Deckorator, the rest of the railing was custom built. Lots of routing.

Hammer
04-03-2008, 08:07 PM
Great looking deck!!!

TX.X-30 fan
04-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Great job... Do you feel the need to build another?



Monte its Thursday dude reheat some leftovers, no one is building you a deck. :D

Monte
04-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Monte its Thursday dude reheat some leftovers, no one is building you a deck. :D

Hell, It was worth a try.. I really want a concrete deck with a fire pit.. What do you know about those? How well can you weild a shovel?:rolleyes:

atlfootr
04-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Did you treat 'n seal it already or did it rain the day you took the pics?
Great job, btw :)

bbeach
04-04-2008, 01:00 AM
Nope it has been raining for 2 weeks, and I'm sick of working in it! haha

It will be at least 30 days before I get it dry enough to seal it.

bbeach
04-04-2008, 11:57 AM
More finish work last night! Routed the post tops and tied the railing into the main support beam for the roof overhang!
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/routed_post_top.jpg
http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/routed_post_front.jpg

Also Cut some treated strips to cover up and protect the wiring for the lights as well as cover the groove that I cut in the posts to house the wiring!

http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/wire_covers_1.jpg
http://http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/wire_covers_2.jpg

bbeach
04-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Lastly a few pics of the deck at night with all the lights lit!

http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/lights_night_1.jpg

http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/lights_night_3.jpg

http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/lights_night_5.jpg

http://www.greyststudio.com/deck/lights_night_6.jpg

TX.X-30 fan
04-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Hell, It was worth a try.. I really want a concrete deck with a fire pit.. What do you know about those? How well can you weild a shovel?:rolleyes:




I prefer to supervise if its all the same to you. :D

TX.X-30 fan
04-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Great looking deck BBBBBBBBBBBBBeach!!

Monte
04-04-2008, 02:20 PM
I prefer to supervise if its all the same to you. :D

Well that will give us two supervisors.. Hey this is starting to sound like a Highway crew. OK how well can you prop up on a shovel:rolleyes:

bbeach
04-05-2008, 07:29 PM
http://greyststudio.com/deck/plants_trees_birds.jpg

http://greyststudio.com/deck/plants_trees_side.jpg

http://greyststudio.com/deck/plants_trees.jpg

bbeach
04-21-2008, 02:09 PM
picked out the stain I decided to go with, sanded and pressure washed the new deck Saturday and then put on two coats of stain yesterday!

I originally ordered SuperDeck PT Stain in Redwood and Cedar but neither color was dark enough IMO. So I returned it and went with the Cabot SPF 48 in Sunray. And I couldn't be happier with the rich full color as well as the coverage! I did the entire deck twice with 2 gallons!

http://greyststudio.com/stained_1.jpg

http://greyststudio.com/stained_2.jpg

russlars
04-21-2008, 11:23 PM
Beautiful job on the deck! I completed a rehab of my deck last fall. Unfortunately, I did not take before pics, but have included a couple of the finished project. I removed pressure treated wood and railings and replaced it with wood/composite. My main goal was LOW MAINTENANCE.:)

x-10ron
04-21-2008, 11:34 PM
sweet job on the deck!!

BriEOD
04-22-2008, 02:13 AM
Looks beautiful. Why not get some landscape timbers, stain them to match the deck, and build some boxes around the plants you put in. IMO, that would really set it off.

SteveO
04-22-2008, 09:41 AM
Nice Job. I bet you cant keep the neighbors wives of your big deck?

bbeach
04-22-2008, 11:03 AM
haha SteveO how did you know!?

ttu
04-22-2008, 11:06 AM
beach, looks great.

however i think i see my missing anchor hidden behind the tree:D