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Cool Decks

By Sandman33

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    Post your deckwork! This is Cabot oil based stain from Ace called Mohogany Flame.

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    #2 8 months ago

    I was ready to share pics as I misread deck…sorry

    #3 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Post your deckwork! This is Cabot oil based stain from Ace called Mohogany Flame.
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    cedar deck?

    #4 8 months ago

    That is so nice you wouldn't want to put it outside.

    John

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    #5 8 months ago

    Location, location, location…

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    #8 8 months ago

    This is just one giant deck measuring contest.

    #9 8 months ago

    I'm willing to bet I have the worst deck on pinside. Never let methheads build your deck.

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    #10 8 months ago

    Just picked up the blue one, pretty stoked
    I love my decks, make me feel happy every time I walk by them

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    #11 8 months ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    Location, location, location…[quoted image]

    Thats gorgeous man! Bet you really hear all the birds.

    #12 8 months ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    Just picked up the blue one, pretty stoked
    I love my decks, make me feel happy every time I walk by them [quoted image]

    Love the old school boards. Reminds me of my old Powell Peralta...watching Gleaming the Cube and Police Academy 4 just for the skate scenes.

    #13 8 months ago

    Embarrassed to say...I don't know.

    #14 8 months ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    I'm willing to bet I have the worst deck on pinside. Never let methheads build your deck.

    Pics or it didn't happen. JK But seriously, I've gotta see this.

    #15 8 months ago

    You know if you trim the bushes around your deck it makes it look bigger.

    #16 8 months ago
    Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

    This is just one giant deck measuring contest.

    So far Woody takes the Championship on the giant deck contest. Dude has a fitting name for it too.

    #17 8 months ago

    Another vote for Woody. I don't know if that's a resort or private home? Either way it's awesome!

    #18 8 months ago

    My deck is extra cool today, thanks to an early winter storm.

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    #19 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Thats gorgeous man! Bet you really hear all the birds.

    Yep, that's my morning coffee spot before I open the arcade and hear monkey flipping all day instead of the birds.

    Quoted from Sandman33:

    So far Woody takes the Championship on the giant deck contest.

    Sorry, that's not even close.

    #20 8 months ago
    Quoted from TDK-WPG:

    My deck is extra cool today, thanks to an early winter storm. [quoted image][quoted image]

    Looks nice. I'm in no rush for snow. It was 22 degrees here in Halifax yesterday

    #21 8 months ago
    Quoted from centerflank:

    I was ready to share pics as I misread deck…sorry

    #22 8 months ago
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    #23 8 months ago

    Rained, doing a good job of keeping the water out.

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    #24 8 months ago
    Quoted from Steve_d71:

    I'm in no rush for snow. It was 22 degrees here in Halifax yesterday

    We went from unseasonably warm to snow, so quite the rude awakening. Unfortunately it will impact construction timelines, as they were to be making progress today and over the weekend.

    #25 8 months ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    Location, location, location…

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    #26 8 months ago

    How about giant illuminated deck legs? LUMADECKZZ...YOU NEED THESE!

    #27 8 months ago

    on an actual on topic post.....ive stained many Decks throughout the years for my customers....i hate doing them. some require tons of prep im just not interested in doing them anymore.

    But Man! Cabots oil based semi-transparent stains are the Fucking Bomb!

    #28 8 months ago

    I traded CrazyLevi a Gorgar plus cash for an Austin Powers on that very street. Nothing like loading and unloading pins in midtown Manhattan. I was a bit early, so I parked and walked over to Chelsea Pier. As I was walking back, I started to cross the street and this old lady on a bike in full biking gear screams at me, “Get out of the way,” as I step off the curb and she whizzes past me. I’m standing there, and there is another walker next to me, so I say, “Don’t pedestrians have the right of way?” She says, “Yea. Except here.”

    #29 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Pics or it didn't happen. JK But seriously, I've gotta see this.

    I snapped a few pics. Honestly I don't even know where to begin. I just wanted one bigger deck up top, but they kept saying this 3 deck bullshit. So yeah 3 decks at weird heights. Reused my old staircase. So many weird things and poorly done things. The deck is dangerous. My fave is the pier blocks that the legs of the deck are supposed to slide into but they were the wrong size so they just flipped them upside down and partially buried them. The upper level the legs are just on the bare ground. This whole thing was actually way worse but me and my friend made a couple mods to get it in a little better shape. Don't ask why I allowed this to even happen, it's a long story. The only good news is that it was dirt cheap, except for the fact I need to tear it all off and have an all new one built. Getting me by for a year or two I guess, slightly less dangerous than the one it replaced

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    #30 8 months ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    The upper level the legs are just on the bare ground.

    My favorite part. Load bearing posts on bare ground with a downspout extension aimed at them, and upper midwestern freeze/thaw cycles, what could go wrong? (No offense, just sharing in the misery of shoddy work, we've all been there.)

    I paid probably too much for a highly-rated deck builder, was shocked in a good way at how deep they poured footings under the concrete pad at the bottom of the stairs. I'm an idiot, didn't even know those had anything under 'em.

    #31 8 months ago

    I designed and my brother and I built this deck at my previous house. I was pretty pleased with the results. Getting the Trex to follow the radiuses was a challenge. The 2x8s underneath were even worse!

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    #32 8 months ago

    I just found the layout I had submitted to the Architectural Committee of the HOA. Surprisingly, they passed it first round. They were notorious for requiring painstaking revisions.

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    Edit: We used a two man auger for drilling out the post holes for the 4x4 salt-treated posts. Past the first six inches of topsoil it was all hard clay. We went to four feet, and that took us below the water table. It was a full day of drilling, and brutal work. I think we ended up using 3+ bags of concrete each post. That deck was so overbuilt that it should outlive the house!

    #33 8 months ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    Location, location, location…[quoted image]

    The Blue Ridge mountain area of GA is gorgeous, we rented a house in the mountains for a week this summer and really enjoyed it. But man, the one lane road you had to take to get to it was at a pretty steep incline and had a bunch of blind corners. I kept hoping I didn’t run into a car going the other way, luckily there weren’t many houses located off of it.

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    #34 8 months ago

    Got the 2nd coat on

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    #35 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Got the 2nd coat on
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    Sometimes less is more...unless were trying to encapsulate that wood for future study.

    #36 8 months ago

    Agreed, but we put 1 coat on last year and it wore off fast. Looked terrible after just 8 monts, so we put 2 coats on this time hoping it lasts longer.

    #37 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sandman33:

    Agreed, but we put 1 coat on last year and it wore off fast. Looked terrible after just 8 monts, so we put 2 coats on this time hoping it lasts longer.

    Yeah just looking by the vegetation you may be in a high average temp fluxuation climate which is also hard on stains and wood.

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