Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY: Deck edition

Our deck was in significant need of some kind of work.  It was really beyond the point of any of those wood restore options, and we also didn't want to have to do any maintenance, so we opted to leave the base/foundation as is, but replace everything else with composite and metal.  Here are the before pictures.  You can see the obvious issues, in addition to its unpleasant appearance.

And here is an in progress picture you so you can see the surfaces side by side. 

Now, at long last (we started in July, finished this weekend) are the after pictures.  Complete with new furniture that arrived before we even started on the deck!

 Our deck is not that big, and the pathway for the dogs to get from the door to the stairs is diagonal across the deck to having a table and seating make it kind of crowded.  To make up for this we made this railing extra wide so it can hold places, cups, whatever.  Next year we will get a few bar stools to match the existing furniture and, ta-da, build in table!

 And here is our baby deck off the master bedroom.

Finished just in time for cold weather.  Guess we will have to enjoy it more next year!

1 comment:

Diana said...

What a great idea!! It turned out great! Maybe that's what we should do.