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  #12 New August 13th, 2007 03:16 PM
...not those kind

This kind:

Work Begins...

Coming Along...

Nearly Done...

Anyway, that's why I was less active here the last bit, fell behind in the Travellouging(?), and was slow to get the PBP going.

I'm the goof in the jeans with the beard, the flunky is my brother in law. It all started a few years ago, soon after he married my sister to get access to my ninja carpentry skills he roped me into building a deck at their house. Hey, I'm always up for playing with power tools, unh Unh UNH! I guess I'm more Al than Tim though.

Then the next year or so my brother decided he needed to fix his deck. After a look at it (built when Canada was still a colony) we decided he had to build new. BAM! Deck number two under my tool belt.

A couple more years and the brother in law and sister build a new house, which of course needs a new deck. Another notch on the hammer.

About this time my brother in law, a teacher with time on his hands each summmer, decides (encouraged by ooohs and ahhhhs over the decks) we could do this for some extra cash on the side.

So that's what we do once a summer. Take a week and build a deck for someone we know. It's great fun hanging out being men with power tools, and very satisfying to see something come from a pile of lumber and an idea. This was number 6 if I'm not forgetting one. Sometimes we mix in other projects. Fences, in ground sprinklers, lawns, play structures, whatever we can find, but best if it provides an excuse to run around with powertools and earn a few dollars to buy more powertools
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#9 June 8th, 2008 02:06 PM
far-trader Says:
I just build 'em, what the owner plans to do with it I couldn't say
#8 June 8th, 2008 01:37 AM
Vile Says:
You're no fooling me. The size of those joists ... that's a launch pad, right?
#7 March 21st, 2008 12:48 AM
bluepickle Says:
Just so everyone knows.. I happen to be the 'deck owner'... you have no idea how many compliments we have gotten since it was finished!
#6 September 29th, 2007 11:04 PM
Most practical deck plans I've seen, to date!
#5 August 29th, 2007 05:45 PM
Kharum1 Says:
Nicely done.
#4 August 22nd, 2007 08:56 PM
Fritz_Brown Says:
So, that's like $50 US, right?
#3 August 15th, 2007 12:22 AM
far-trader Says:
Depends on the beer Working in the shade would have been a clincher for sure. We worked some pretty hot long days, and one long cold drizzly day. The homeowner (old hometown friend) got a deal on the house, incomplete as it was, and yep the door issue was a pain. As for cost let's say he got a good deal being a friend and putting in some sweat equity. Materials alone, with contractor discount, was around $4000 Canadian.
#2 August 14th, 2007 10:09 PM
Bruce Says:
I like that deck. I wonder what you did with that door when you didn't have a deck!! How much one of those critters cost? B
#1 August 14th, 2007 12:59 AM
Fritz_Brown Says:
Very nice! How far would y'all travel to build one of those? Free beer, and you'd be working in the shade....

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