The Deck - part 8 - completion!

by brae  

Continuing work on The Deck.  I completed Leaf 3 with its winding center vein.

Leaf 3 sits on top of the main deck and the two side leaves.  I tried three different angles to see what looked best.

I liked this last layout the best, but before I could glue the top leaf to the main assembly I needed to address the stem.

This stem is partial since Leaf 3 will cover the front area and I didn't want to cut more boards than necessary.

Here's the original from Trex as a reminder.

I then glued Leaf 3 in place and finished up the walnut trim around the main and side decks.

I used the two scraps from the inset cutouts to make two matching steps up to the side deck.

I cut posts to support the leaves.  I originally had these closer to the tips but moved them back once I started planning the landscaping.  They will still support the leaves, perhaps more readily in these positions, but mostly stay out of sight.

The entire deck will remain removable.

The side deck is one piece, and it slides forward until its interior trim abuts the front opening trim.  For the front leaf deck , the trim by the front opening and the trim by the side deck keep it locked in place.

Who's that under The Deck?  It's Woodrow!!!  :D

Hooray, The Deck is done!  :D


Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Hi Brae! How relieved you must be that the deck is finally done! It was a long haul. As I was examining everything, I was so amazed at how clever you were to make all the pieces fit together the way you did like a jigsaw puzzle. Easier said than done, of course. This is such a success story, though. And, I'm sure that Woodrow agrees with me! A million congratulations to you, Brae!
04/28/13 @ 09:56
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
WOW. I am impressed. It's gorgeous.
04/28/13 @ 10:18
Comment from: Judy [Visitor]
Girl!!! You walk on mini water! The deck is brilliant!
04/28/13 @ 10:55
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Wow Brae, what can I say, this is awesome work! Isn't it good to have this dream turn into reality. And as a bonus, you learned some new skills on a brand new tool too, well done!
04/28/13 @ 11:08
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Woodrow!! You sneaky beast! The deck is truly FANTASTIC! :)
04/28/13 @ 11:10
Comment from: Wyrna Christensen [Visitor]
It is indescribably beautiful. The idea is brilliant. I love the wood color it is so warm. hugs Wyrna
04/28/13 @ 12:48
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
Congratulations ! This deck is perfection ! And Woodrow living under ? Yeah !!
04/28/13 @ 13:24
Wow Brae, I am mega impressed. That deck is absolutely stunning! Well done. Incredible workmanship :)
04/28/13 @ 13:45
Comment from: Terry [Visitor]
If you don't win this contest something is out of of alignment in the universe!
04/28/13 @ 17:41
Comment from: Maureen Molloy [Visitor]
Brae, you are such an inspiration. Well deserving of your best mini blog and more. Thanks so much for sharing with us
04/28/13 @ 18:48
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
The deck looks brilliant and what a good spot for Woodrow. The steps down on the right have really given the whole thing a good balance. I'm just in awe - again!
04/28/13 @ 23:07
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! :>>
04/29/13 @ 05:15
Comment from: Chris Powell [Visitor]
Fabulous! And do you really have a groundhog coming up under the deck? Love that touch. But.... you need a mini have-a-heart trap under the deck to catch the little varmint. :-)
04/30/13 @ 04:54
Comment from: brae [Member]
:)) Yes, once the glue and paint dry in the burrow, I'll get some photos of Woodrow in it. I love that word "varmint," too! &#59;D
04/30/13 @ 11:41

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