The Deck. Finally.

As some of you may know, and anyone who has visited our house knows, Jacob and I have been taking a pretty sketchy way up to our house for the past 3 years…

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What Jacob put together in a day that was supposed to only be in use for a couple of months until our deck was built because our only way of getting up to our house once we got red-tagged and our deck got pushed further and further back. But no longer! We now have a permanent mode of entry and it actually leads us to our front door! But before seeing the new deck, let’d take a quick look back at what used to be..

 

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Now for what has replaced that (ahem) lovely ramp. Let’s start by looking at the all the framing…

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just getting framing started…

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more framing done (a look from our front door)

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Jacob and Larry putting down roofing material to keep moisture out of the wood when the decking is screwed in

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the bones of our stairs!

Now for the decking to begin…

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just getting the first boards down- thanks Grant, Larry, Alyssa and Sheona (who didn’t get in any of my pictures sorry!) for coming over and helping out!

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first stair DONE! (thanks dad!)

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Jacob working…

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…rain or shine

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all the decking is done!

 

On to the railings…

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first posts in

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more posts!

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railings!

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more railings!

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posts and railings!

Now, meet our new deck (all 698 sq. ft. of it!):

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The bubs inspect

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dining/grill area

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small dining area

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relaxation spot

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obligatory construction area

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our new way of getting to our front door!

Words can’t describe how happy Jacob and I are to have this done. Thanks to friends, family, and contractor for all the hard work! It really paid off.

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