Pergola and Gazebo Back Yard Deck Retreat 1

Project by printman posted 02-14-2011 04:40 AM 4570 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend wanted to freshen up her back yard with a new pool and needed to revamp the deck to give an open feeling. The old deck towered above the 6 foot privacy fence blocking the view form the restaurant parking lot behind the property as you can see from the before pic. This is the design I came up with to open up an already small back yard space and give a new look to the back yard. Let me know what you think… : )

-- Just another project under the belt.

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posted 02-14-2011 11:00 AM

looks good…like the design…well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 02-14-2011 01:40 PM

I like it .. to me, it feels like a fancy tree house (that’s a compliment) – with two different areas connected by a walkway bridge. .. it is like its own little world.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-15-2011 10:47 PM

Fantastic….looks great…..Larry

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posted 03-06-2011 12:10 AM

Nice work and design ! How did you drill the holes for the spindles on the stair railings since they are on a angle .

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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posted 03-06-2011 06:26 PM

Thanks for the encouragement John. I used my angle finder to get the exact angle and set my portable drillpress table to the correct angle. Then marked both rails together to get hole placement. The owners liked the rails too when it was all finished. I kept some of the elements from them so they could be surprised when they came home…

-- Just another project under the belt.

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posted 03-10-2011 03:12 AM

Thanks for the reply ! I used the same type of spindles for my son,s deck but never had time to do the stair railings yet .

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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posted 03-10-2011 08:44 PM

Wow, now that a place I would like to put my feet up with a cold one.

-- If all you have is a hammer; Everything looks like a nail!

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posted 05-21-2011 07:13 AM

Top notch work it looks super

-- a-1contractor.com

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