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Old 09-26-2018, 12:05 AM   #76
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Ok, a couple pics that are not strictly images of the construction.

This hurts.

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This is a sketch I used to try to figure out if 8 ft boards will suffice across the width of the deck.

Turns out, math says it will. Yay!

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Old 10-31-2018, 12:44 AM   #77
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No pics tonight, you're welcome.

What's making me happy tonight?

I installed the first seventeen deck boards tonight.
I just finished, good night now.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:59 AM   #78
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oooo nice bruise
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:25 PM   #79
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oooo nice bruise
heh, thanks. That's a little reminder from the crash of the wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow was a write-off, I have a new one already. The right hand was repaired and is back in regular service.

As for tonight, I'm still installing deckboards. I'm really, really stoked. I'm having another episode of moving my construction materials out of my work area to install the same materials. It's raining now, but not cold, so I'm working working working. The more deck boards I install the fewer I have to keep moving around. And the next batch will have clean dry DECK to rest on while I install them one by one in the uncovered part of the deck.

I'm only here because I came in to plug in some rechargable electronics I use out on the deck for entertainment while I work.

Anyhow, more pics later, after the boards are installed!!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:41 AM   #80
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eleven and a half more boards installed.

good night. I have to be out of the house in seven hours.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:21 PM   #81
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11 and a half?

Ain't that twelve boards, Precious?
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:18 PM   #82
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Well Gollum, I'll tell ya.

I got eleven full length boards installed and the next board required some cutting. Specifically, I had to notch it to fit in under a post. I *did* notch it, but not quite enough. I needed to enlarge the notch, but by that time I was out of patience, energy, daylight, and gumption.

Half a board it is.


The following night only ten and a half boards, then Friday night, none.. I'd burned my candle all the way down. Saturday was a daylight working day but lots of rain, so I got stuff done, but minimal boards installed. I did buy another fifty or so.

Those all had to be unloaded and trimmed to length and stacked.

Today's work is measured in half decks.

I have installed boards across half the deck.

Pics later.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:01 PM   #83
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Well Gollum, I'll tell ya.


Half-a-board it is, then!
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #84
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Daylight, clear skies...means motive and opportunity....

I'll be out on the deck.

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Old 11-18-2018, 05:14 PM   #85
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Well, that update from a week ago turned out to be optimistic.

This weekend I have done what I'd intended to do last weekend. All the full length boards have been installed. All that's left, decking-wise, are partial boards, installed, measured, uninstalled, cut, reinstalled, rinse, repeat. There are four triangular sections left to fill in. Then lots of boards to trim flush at the edges of the deck. Then a skirt of sorts to hide most of the framing and to corral the spacer blocks at the outermost edges. Then a picture frame wrap around the edges of the deck boards, and a seam of silicone caulk between the end grain of the deck boards and the picture frame wrapper to keep the end grain from staying wet when it rains.

Then..
Scrubbing with TSP and a stiff brush, as much air drying as I can get, then a coat of Penofin tinted translucent stain.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:30 PM   #86
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quick update.

I have daylight and clear skies. Out to the deck I go. It *is* cold though.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:13 PM   #87
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How cold is it? It's 33 here.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:37 PM   #88
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Yeah, winter has shown up here as well. How'd you make out?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:11 PM   #89
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Hi guys.

I wanted to answer Griff's question with a couple pictures and realized I am way, way behind in my workflow maintaining the continuity of the pictures. So no pictures, sorry.

The answer is that I have all the deck boards installed and about two out of three sides trimmed, one side out of three still wild. I started on the wrong side, wound up realizing I'd be sawing backwards to progress, stopped, moved to the other side of the deck and began again now each cut leads forward to the other. Basically I'm sawing around the perimeter of the deck in a counterclockwise fashion. Before I would saw right to left, then resetup the guide board behind me... ugh. Wrong!

Ran out of daylight, Twil said she was ready for dinner and I leapt at the chance to call it a night.

There will be pics, there *are* pics, but I'm still downloading them from the cloud to the computer for editing and organization and resizing, etc. etc. And captioning. There is a story here, and I want to tell it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:25 AM   #90
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