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M-Funf
11-09-2005, 02:24 PM
I wish it were at the edge of a lake :cry:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/pb2b2c6e18528654155836766e8021b38/f1856673.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p62e19a837bce64cc59b6000df621e4ac/f1856628.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p534f758b53439cad714503db38330ab9/f1856612.jpg

Had to use wood (historic rules), so I went with con-heart for all the structure, and clear heart for the decking...the railing is black powder coated aluminum tubing.

Whaddaya think?

jmyers
11-09-2005, 02:26 PM
I wish it at the edge of a lake :cry:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/pb2b2c6e18528654155836766e8021b38/f1856673.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p62e19a837bce64cc59b6000df621e4ac/f1856628.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p534f758b53439cad714503db38330ab9/f1856612.jpg

Had to use wood (historic rules), so I went with con-heart for all the structure, and clear heart for the decking...the railing is black powder coated aluminum tubing.

Whaddaya think?
Wow, looks great! We are getting ready to build an awning over the patio too! Our's is no where near the water though!

roddydog
11-09-2005, 02:26 PM
Very nice!!! Edge of the lake would be best!

Mag_Red
11-09-2005, 02:29 PM
Nice railing :wavey:

M-Funf
11-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Nice railing :wavey:

Thanks! It's from Dekorators. Sort of a kit...I was going to use wrought iron to match my front fence:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p44bff27540b76d407d39771f42124596/f18564bc.jpg

But it would have been too expensive and taken too long, so I chose this as the best alternative that still looks nice and open...

Mag_Red
11-09-2005, 02:36 PM
Thanks! It's from Dekorators. Sort of a kit...I was going to use wrought iron to match my front fence:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p44bff27540b76d407d39771f42124596/f18564bc.jpg

But it would have been too expensive and taken too long, so I chose this as the best alternative that still looks nice and open...I agree. Not like all the other railings you see. Nice job! :friday:

Workin' 4 Toys
11-09-2005, 10:41 PM
How about a pic from the underside after it's done.

6ballsisall
11-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Very nice job! I too like the railing. That wood looks so warm and rich in that photo. Good work!

M-Funf
11-10-2005, 11:52 AM
I agree. Not like all the other railings you see. Nice job! :friday:

That front fence was quite a project. My wife and I designed it based on a couple of other turn-of-the-century fences in the area. I hired a local guy to fabricate everything custom. The large post you see in the foreground is 3"X3" with cast iron sleeves welded around it, making it about 4.5" X 4.5". It stands 42" high, and goes 60" into the ground set in concrete :eek:

M-Funf
11-10-2005, 11:52 AM
How about a pic from the underside after it's done.

Will do. It was raining quite a bit until yesterday. I'll get a couple of nice shots this weekend

BriEOD
11-10-2005, 01:50 PM
Wow!! That looks awesome! I love the look of wood. Great job. :guitar:

M-Funf
11-15-2005, 05:42 PM
How about a pic from the underside after it's done.

O.K. got some underbelly pictures for ya' W4T...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/pa23ab860b44c0d45698e70bad153a170/f17154f9.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/pb04c343863979a4452145c4fa23c8c0e/f17154ba.jpg

M-Funf
11-15-2005, 05:45 PM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/p2b9a123ac431309fe2589243f1635099/f1715496.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/p9af2f8dc9addce7a971a2721e11e0f3e/f1715464.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/p3685da053837f789a104848ad0783441/f1715431.jpg

Workin' 4 Toys
11-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Nice, how are the diagonal supports attached? Did you mortise and tenon them?

M-Funf
11-15-2005, 07:09 PM
Nice, how are the diagonal supports attached? Did you mortise and tenon them?

8p hahahhahahhaaaaahahhaha (can you see me rolling on the floor?)

I'm not nearly that ambitious. Actually, here in Quakifornia, there are some strict guidelines for this kind of deck. Especially since it's 10+' up. The structural engineers did all the calculations and came up with these braces. Now, I know that M&T joints would have been just as strong, if not stronger, but I didn't want to muddle with this. The original deck had 2X4 cross bracing that went all the way down to the footers (which were just those little 12X12 piers. The new piers are 24"X24"X12" deep, with a 12X12X12 (the part you can see) to mount the posts.

If you can see in this picture, there's an 8" lag Screw going from the brace into the 4X8 beam above, and into the post (you can't see):

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/p77061e50644d80d60bd8fc5c8461b269/f1712b75.jpg

I would have loved to spend the time and do M+T's, as well as the "real" wrought iron railing, but I just got too busy.

I need to quit my job so I have more time for home improvement and skiing 8p

Workin' 4 Toys
11-15-2005, 07:28 PM
As nice of wood as you selected for the job, I was not going to be surprised if you did mortise the joints.
It looks very nice, and you do nice work.
I am sure those braces are more than sufficient. Being as far up as it is, I am somewhat surprised they did not require more cross braces.

Is that a PVC drain hanging down in the middle for something?

M-Funf
11-16-2005, 10:59 AM
As nice of wood as you selected for the job, I was not going to be surprised if you did mortise the joints.
It looks very nice, and you do nice work.

Thanks :) I try. We talked about using PT, but I didn't think it would look right. We also talked about using Con-Heart for the decking, but lately, Con-Heart looks pretty sappy, so we upgraded to Clear-Heart.

Is that a PVC drain hanging down in the middle for something?

That's the pipe for the sprinkler valves. I moved the posts about 18" further from the house so I can park the boat underneath the deck during the summer, but I haven't moved the pipe yet...