..I thought we were too far north for cicadas..but it appears not as this little guy showed up while we were working on the deck today.
..the 1/2 way point for the deck base..
With all the levelling done throwing down the actual deck takes no time at all…OK, so it DOES take time but it is not overly complicated due to us putting the deck only a foot off the ground. Our place is on blocks right now and in the future we will be putting in a foundation..so we did not want to put the deck on concrete and settled on railway ties dug into the ground and secured..then we put a 2×8 piece of pressure treated wood on top. This way in a year or 2 we can unscrew some screws and haul the deck out of the way when it gets time to do the foundation work ( then the deck will go on concrete!)
..A* walks on the deck for the first time..the decking is not secured at this point..
.and parially screwed in. We are only using a rechargable drill..so we get an hour out of it then put it back on the charger..the top decking is around 1/3 done now so 2-3 more recharges tomorrow and we should be all done. Decks..took us 2 days to get the area levelled and we did most of the work in 5 hours today..sure it is only a 16×16 deck and not raised but still!!..but then again I do love completed projects so who am I to complain!