I went to Nashville at the end of last week to help Jamie do some fixin’ up. It was my birthday present to her. On Saturday, a bunch of Jamie’s friends came over to help rebuild her broken down, rotting deck. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
This is where Jamie actually stepped through the deck a while back.
Whoever built this deck, used regular wood for the floor and the railing. When Jamie bought the house, there was indoor/outdoor carpet on the floor of the deck. The water sat on the deck and eventually rotted the deck boards.
Most of the deconstruction went pretty quickly.
For the most part, the joists were in good shape. Some of them had to be “scabbed” in. That’s what Handy Graham called it.
The frame of the deck was in good condition.
There was lots of thinking going on!
Then the real work got started! It was HOT, with no shade. In the background you can see Louie’s pen I made him a couple of years ago.
We’re getting there!
The sun is getting low in the sky, but it’s still hot.
Ta da! Jamie got a couple of new chairs and a table from Andy’s (boyfriend) family. We only got one chair put together on Monday afternoon.
Recognize this lumber? It was part of the original deck railing. I made Jamie two benches and a table.
Click here to see how I made these simple benches.
I sure wish I had room in the car to bring some of this lumber home! I love the color!
voila! The deck is done, well almost! The stairs still need to be built, but we ran out of time and energy!
Jamie and Andy really have the best friends! They came out and worked really hard helping Jamie celebrate her birthday! The crew munched on donuts for breakfast, cold cuts for lunch, and grilled burgers and fixin’s for supper.
It’s great to be home, I am exhausted! I can’t wait to get a good night’s sleep in my own bed!
Check back tomorrow to see what the other half of the crew was doing while we were working on the deck.