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Rockman
08-31-2011, 01:59 PM
Anyone have any non-water sports or non-boating projects that you have managed to tackle in between time at the lake this summer?

I replaced our small walk-out deck (didn't realize how bad it was until I took the pics) with a more "usuable" size deck.

I did all the work myself over the course of the summer. Well, ok, I had to include a picture of my foreman for this job! :D

All treated wood for the frame, Trex Acorn decking, couple outlets under the deck, stairs still need to be done and also railing with black metal curved spindles. Landscaping will be the final task once the weather gets cooler.


Here are a few pics...

The before...

swatkinz
08-31-2011, 02:12 PM
That looks really nice. I will be building a similar size/style deck in the near future. May I ask how much you think you'll have in the materials when you're finished?

LYNRDSKYNRD
08-31-2011, 02:14 PM
Great job on the Deck!

cbryan70
08-31-2011, 02:15 PM
I like the old one :-)

hows the basement?

scott023
08-31-2011, 02:28 PM
Looks great.

Rockman
08-31-2011, 02:33 PM
I like the old one :-)

hows the basement?

Need one last 12 foot sheet of drywall and then mud and paint.

Haven't used the basement much this summer, except for the kids playing wii.


Bar is functional ! :D

thatsmrmastercraft
08-31-2011, 02:34 PM
Nice work.............huge improvement! That is a handsome foreman. No toolbelt for him?

oxberger
08-31-2011, 02:40 PM
My wife and I will be tranforming our deck this fall (moving stairs, adding roof, lighting, etc.) That's truely some inspiration there. Awesome job!

Ski-me
08-31-2011, 02:53 PM
New Garage.....first step to a LONG remodel!

All walls framed and trusses up in one day! Dang!

Rockman
08-31-2011, 03:06 PM
My wife and I will be tranforming our deck this fall (moving stairs, adding roof, lighting, etc.) That's truely some inspiration there. Awesome job!

Thanks everyone!

No tool belt for the little man, he was more the "supply" guy! ;)


It was a fun project despite the fact we had such a hot summer.

Wifey asked when the pergola or gazebo were going up! :mad:

I politely responded, "As soon as the hot tub is delivered!" :D

thatsmrmastercraft
08-31-2011, 03:09 PM
Thanks everyone!

No tool belt for the little man, he was more the "supply" guy! ;)


It was a fun project despite the fact we had such a hot summer.

Wifey asked when the pergola or gazebo were going up! :mad:

I politely responded, "As soon as the hot tub is delivered!" :D

Wouldn't have spent much heating it this summer.:rolleyes:

DemolitionMan
08-31-2011, 03:17 PM
That looks great and a lot bigger.

76S&S
08-31-2011, 05:20 PM
No pics, but my summer project was a new seawall at the lake. All 500 feet of it!!!

Now comes the winter project at home. See I work at the lake in the summer and around the house in the winter.

jwardenjr
08-31-2011, 07:46 PM
Well its been a busy summer project #1 we put up water park for kids at river house and built a new shed to house all the water toys

jwardenjr
08-31-2011, 07:55 PM
here is our big project a full remodel of the river house ... going this weekend will update with some fresh pictures

mikeg205
08-31-2011, 08:00 PM
I was bad..first summer I played for 12 weeks.... nice projects

jwardenjr
08-31-2011, 08:05 PM
put up a second garage at home for all the toys... yes very busy this summer

MasterKraftS&S
08-31-2011, 08:05 PM
here is our big project a full remodel of the river house ... going this weekend will update with some fresh pictures

River House! And that my Boyz, is how the OTHER half lives! Nice Place!:toast:

Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt . . . .

jwardenjr
08-31-2011, 08:07 PM
This might not sound like a project but it took me 6 weeks of testing boats and doing research to pick out my X-25 ....

2RLAKE
08-31-2011, 08:35 PM
looks great everyone

My project was a roof extension over our back porch

When we built the house 6 years ago, i wanted a roof over the entire 14 x 33' back porch (stamped comcrete) ... my wife wanted a sun area so we had the roof over half. We had severe storm damage to the roof, so much so that the entire roof needed replacing. I took advantage of that and extended the porch roof ... the extra shingles were worth it

We just finished this past saturday at 5:30 ... and we had 86 people over at 7:00 ... just in time ... and what better stereo to have for a pool party than your boat!

Now the next piece is the TV outside ....

2RLAKE
08-31-2011, 08:38 PM
6:55 ... just before the party

2RLAKE
08-31-2011, 08:40 PM
the retaining wall and brick columns were the summer project of 2008

Sodar
09-01-2011, 02:24 PM
I guess this is kind of a summer project, but more of an year long project.

My fiance & I bought a little, all original, beach bungalow a block from the beach in January. The house was built in 1942 and was not up to code at all. The previous owners had turned half the garage into a bedroom and done some other funky stuff. Since then, we have gutted just about everything and rebuilt.

Started with the kitchen... blew out 2 walls to create a great room. Installed a new heater, so we could get rid of the original floor heater.

Before:
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After:
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DemolitionMan
09-01-2011, 02:29 PM
I guess this is kind of a summer project, but more of an year long project.

My fiance & I bought a little, all original, beach bungalow a block from the beach in January. The house was built in 1942 and was not up to code at all. The previous owners had turned half the garage into a bedroom and done some other funky stuff. Since then, we have gutted just about everything and rebuilt.

Started with the kitchen.

Before:
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After:
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That looks nice.

Sodar
09-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Then we moved to the back of the house to get everything back up to code compliant and added on 6' to the back of the house. We also added a new bathroom in the old laundry room, made the Master bedroom and new master bathroom 3' larger and made a nice attic above the finished garage.

The garage now has an 8' high door and is 22' deep, so the boat will fit! :D

Before:
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During:
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After (not 100% complete, still have hardscape, fencing and landscape to do):
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Sodar
09-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Once we completed that, we moved to the front of the house and added 4' onto the porch for a nice place to hang out.

Before:
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During:
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After:
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Sodar
09-01-2011, 02:53 PM
Now, we have moved into the inside. In the last month or so, we have redone the existing bathroom, refinished the original oak floors, working on the finish work and painting.

After 9 months of living in construction, we will move into the Master Bedroom for the first time this weekend! Can't f^&*%^$ wait!

Before:
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During:
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CantRepeat
09-01-2011, 03:02 PM
Wow, that's a lot of changes! Are you guys going to live there or is this a flip? How hard was it getting permits for the back half of the house?

Sodar
09-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Wow, that's a lot of changes! Are you guys going to live there or is this a flip?

We are living there. Born & raised in Seal... not going anywhere. We are keeping our eyes peeled for a larger house on the other side of PCH, but we like it down in Old Town for the time being.

How hard was it getting permits for the back half of the house?

It took some work. We phased it, so while we were getting approval on the back of the house, we were doing the kitchen and inside. Coastal Commission and City Planning were pretty slow, so we only had like 7 day reviews... wnet pretty quick.

See Above.

DemolitionMan
09-01-2011, 03:23 PM
See Above.

So this is why you have not been on TT as much. I know the pain too well.

scott023
09-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Looks fantastic Cameron. You guys have done yourselves proud.

CantRepeat
09-01-2011, 04:06 PM
See Above.

I was to focused on the photos to read. lol :D

Looks pretty sweet and being that close to the beach has to be plus. After dinner walks on the shore and what not.

Granite_33
09-01-2011, 04:53 PM
This might not sound like a project but it took me 6 weeks of testing boats and doing research to pick out my X-25 ....

Mission Accomplished!!!

2RLAKE
09-01-2011, 05:10 PM
looks fantastic ... very rewarding 9 months of sweat equity

gid
09-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Before and after. took more than a summer though