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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
Looks great, I could drink a cool one there ????

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2019, 07:46:44 PM »
Looking good, Jack. Nice Job..
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2019, 07:21:44 PM »
Did some more work, wanted to get the planters off of the ground so I build a frame and secured to the ground using landscape spikes.



The planters go on either side of the entrance (to create some kind of a wall)



And a platform for others planters (want to create a wall of plants).



The finished product - kinda.

« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 07:28:36 PM by Jack »




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2019, 07:31:23 PM »
And before finishing the main deck I decided to build a grill/outdoor kitchen space... Lets see when I'll finish this one.

« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 06:08:32 AM by Jack »




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2019, 06:12:30 AM »
I got lazy with the small deck and used mailbox spike to secure the 4 by 4 posts at each corner. It was not easy driving a 30" spike in a very rocky ground, but managed after digging down about half way. I think it'll be fine.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2019, 09:42:44 AM »
Jack, that deck for the grill should've been the first thing finished! 
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2019, 08:29:25 PM »
I've been doing some work after my daytime job and finished the deck but decided that I need a pergola over it, so took the sides off to fit in some posts.

I laid it out using spacers to square it.



Then worked my way from the center out (after screwing everything down I removed few boards to install the posts)



The posts are plum and secured, next I'll bolt on some rafters to build the pergola.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2019, 06:58:16 AM »
Great idea,
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2019, 06:09:44 PM »
Nice work Jack.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2019, 03:28:29 AM »
That is some very nice work!  I'm glad to see that my projects aren't the only never-ending ones LOL  You do seriously good work with your projects.  Impressive!
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2019, 07:38:11 PM »
Thanks, I really enjoy working outside and building. Did some more work and moved the grill (and used it this weekend). Moving the grill opened up a lot of space in the patio and I already start planning another project before finishing this one.



I take my time and make sure it is a good as I want it.





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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2019, 09:20:27 PM »
Had some free time and did some more work. Working alone and had to come up with creative ways of supporting the beam.



And I think this is it for the season, I also bolted a railing to prevent the grill from falling over.





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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2019, 07:18:23 AM »
Cant quit now, need to get the roof finished, snow will be falling soon!
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2019, 09:14:54 AM »
Yesterday the weather cooperated so I decided to cut and bolt on the 2 by 6 laying around the back yard. I think this is it for the season as we are expecting snow on Sunday.





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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2019, 10:01:39 AM »
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Re: Building a deck
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2019, 12:46:05 PM »
I am right on the border line between sandy soil and rocky stuff. I prefer sandy! My brother that lives in Canada put in a deck a couple of years ago and kept sending me pics of the holes he was digging. Nothing but rock. He worked on them for a couple of weekends with a Hilti.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2019, 08:26:11 AM »
Rock and concrete like clay in my area
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2019, 05:14:02 PM »
Real nice job Jack. Certainly paying attention to detail.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2019, 06:51:28 PM »
I think it’s gonna be great!
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2020, 03:56:52 AM »
Time to dust off this thread... Did some cleaning over the weekend and will do some work over the next few weeks.
This is what it looks like as of today. The immediate plan is to cover the patio area (12 by 16 U shape area).





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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2020, 09:56:26 AM »
Cover as in put a roof on it?

Looks like I'm going to be next.  ours is pretty much shot, and it's a simple 12 by 24 space.  Pretty high;  5 foot 2 above grade in the lowest spot.  I would like to have something much more elaborate.  I'd like to have some combination of roof/shade/open but I haven't decided what I want it to look like.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2020, 04:29:13 AM »
Cover as in put a roof on it?

Yes and no, trying to find something that I can remove in the winter (snow load) but provides cover from rain and bugs in the summer. Looking into exterior tarps (I think they are called sail shade).

I will also screen the front but that is easy.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2020, 07:26:46 PM »
The sails look great.  I'm sure there is some maintenance involved.

i have, for a long time, been thinking i would put up a transparent roof and then install shades under it.  Just good ol' clear plastic roof.  I wonder how that would look when it got dirty.  Probably not too good.  I am also trying to avoid blocking whatever views we have from every window.

I am struggling with the layout.  My wife keep saying make it bigger.  I probably should just build a big rectangle and forget it.  I keep trying to be clever.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2020, 08:49:49 AM »
I would def. not use clear panels. Especially if youre in the woods. Those will get dirty in a hurry. The smoked corrugated panels let in some light and keep the heat out. We did a job that had a wood framed trellis and the smoke panels on top. Still nice and open but kept the sun and rain off. Not really my choice but it matched what the homeowner built on the other end of the deck.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2020, 10:29:28 AM »
That's a nice place to go relax.  Do we ever have time to relax though lol
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2020, 06:55:00 PM »
Mike, building things actually relaxes me, so I had some time over the weekend and got some things done. Basically one day to cut the grass, etc. and one day to work on the deck among other small things around the house.

First up I dressed up the staircase and ordered gray lattice panels for the sides.





And started to work on an outdoor bar/counter, the nice thing about this is that I made the counter around 37" high from the grill side which put it at 45" outside height. I just need to skin it and put on a top.







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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2020, 05:16:52 AM »
And this is why I decided to build the grilling station (soon to become grille/bar), my son was grilling with the grille located to the back of the house.



I've yet to fix this, not sure if I can find the same siding.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2020, 05:22:48 AM »
Need some advice... for the skin of the bar I'll be using ship lap shingles installed vertically, but don't know what to do with the top. What do you all recommend? something cheap and stands up to the New England winters. I wanted granite but don't want to spend that kind of money. 




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2020, 06:19:27 AM »
Mike, building things actually relaxes me, so I had some time over the weekend and got some things done. Basically one day to cut the grass, etc. and one day to work on the deck among other small things around the house.

First up I dressed up the staircase and ordered gray lattice panels for the sides.





And started to work on an outdoor bar/counter, the nice thing about this is that I made the counter around 37" high from the grill side which put it at 45" outside height. I just need to skin it and put on a top.





I love the mitered corners on the steps! Wish I had done that to mine.   Your work is amazing, and you have some great ideas to boot!
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2020, 07:58:46 AM »
Looking good Jack, I have some siding on the back of my garage that looks just like that  :shock: Only mine came from the exhaust of my generator running as a result of a hurricane.
I like the bar area. Granite would prob be best. Im sure there is a counter top company in your area that may have seconds or cuts that would fit there. I was lucky a couple of years ago I did a job and the customer has some quartz tops he wanted to get rid of. I used one inside a pantry where my coffee bar is, the other I am planning on using at my grille station. A piece of stainless would be good to, but may cost as much as stone.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #70 on: May 26, 2020, 10:10:28 AM »
Thanks Mike.

Kerry, few month ago I went to 2 yards for granite remnants (for a different project) but they wanted around $500 for a smaller piece. The countertop is 7'+ (not sure yet if I want 18" or 24" depth), I think I'll go with granite tile  without a grout joint. I just need to figure out a way to finish the edges. I'll use 1/2" plywood + cement board + tile = around 1" so how to hide/finish the edges? Wood border/frame?




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #71 on: May 26, 2020, 12:59:10 PM »
Schluter (i think is the spelling) makes a variety of edging for tiling. Home depot should have a good assortment. Its almost like a reverse drywall corner bead, but smaller. You install it first set into the mortar and then the tile abuts it. Makes for a really nice edge. Comes in a variety of finishes, a few colours, brass, polished alum, etc.  If you want to hide everything including the substrate you could even use a piece of aluminum angle screwed to the bottom of the plywood counter. The upright leg could be cut to any depth needed easily (and carefully) with a carbide tooth blade and a table saw. Wood is ok, but keeping a decent finish for outside will be a pain in a couple of years, will only look really nice as soon as its put on. The local granite guy here is about the same for pricing, even though the pieces are remnants, basically scrap from another job that has already paid for it, he wants top dollar. I have looked a couple of times for small projects, once i got lucky talking him down not so much the other time.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #71 on: May 26, 2020, 12:59:10 PM »
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