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Front Deck #1: Front Deck

Blog entry by Brian H posted 04-02-2008 10:03 PM 2027 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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At one time, we had a nice poured front porch. Unfortunately we had to rip it out thanks to poor drainage and nothing to keep water from pouring into our basement. After we got the wall sealed and new drainage in, I had to decide the best way to get a porch back on. I ended up going with a treated wood deck since it was pretty much the only thing we could afford at the time. Concrete wouldn’t have been much more expensive but I was worried about that basement wall. There were lots of cracks and I didn’t want to add any more horizontal pressure. Wood was really our only choice.

Deck

Since these pictures were taken about 2 years ago, we have finished up the landscaping, added a small 10×10 pond with waterfall, and added a pathway to do steps.
Planter
These planters were made with scrap 2×4s and left over planks from a privacy fence I put in the backyard.

I’ll try to remember to add some more recent pictures with the rest of the landscaping (mostly) finished.

-- Brian



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posted 04-02-2008 10:30 PM

i like it ! looks great

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posted 04-02-2008 10:31 PM

ooh it’s beautiful.
I’d love to have a porch that wraps around my house.
The planters are lovely.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 04-03-2008 06:00 AM

What a grand looking deck! Wonderful job!

-- If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand. ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven"

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posted 04-03-2008 05:49 PM

Nice work Brian. A big job and it came out wonderful.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 04-04-2008 12:15 AM

That’s a good looking deck. No matter what they say, unless you’ve got money to burn, the pressure treated is the only thing affordable. Trex is about 6 times the cost of PT.

-- Tim

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