Monday, September 26, 2011

On Deck

Yesterday was a gorgeous beginning of fall kind of day. Sitting out on the deck I realized that I never did post about the deck!

We did the deck before the patio, so you would think I'd have shown you that. But because the patio runs right up to the deck, the yard was all quickly under construction after it was done. Didn't make for good pictures.
Here is what our deck looked like.

The steps are on the side and they were tilted and not the most secure. 

We all tended to just leap off the front.
So, we decided we needed steps along the whole front that wrapped around the side where they originally were.

For this project, I pretty much said what I wanted and Mateo did it. It's not that I can't build things; it's that he's better and faster. That is the great thing about having a partner. We have each others strengths to rely on too.
There is actually a bit of finish work to do. Facing on the risers, but it has made such a huge difference. 

We are not doing anything about the color right now. We are going to leave the wood to weather until next summer. Hopefully it will more closely match the deck and we can either stain or just seal them both then.

And no more leaping off the front or chancing the crooked stairs. We can just walk down wherever we want. It also makes the whole deck look much bigger. Yay for optical illusions. :)

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  1. Very nice, and I bet it feels much safer. It will be no time before the wood patina's together, I suspect there are lots of BBQ's in your future, well done, tami

  2. The stairs turned out so pretty! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  3. Hi Jen! Love the wrap-around steps you added to the deck! Thank you so much for dropping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  4. Absolutely love the wrap-around steps. What a great idea and beautiful work. May you enjoy many warm days and temperate evenings on that lovely deck!

    Thank you for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17


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