Getting Closer

3 Jul

While we didn’t quite finish laying the deck boards like I had hoped, we are definitely getting closer to finishing phase 2 of the deck project (Phase 1 was adding the extra support). It appears my math was a bit off when I calculated how many boards we’d need for this project so tomorrow we are off to Menard’s for round 3 at the lumbar yard. Hopefully I’m back after the long holiday weekend with news that phase 2 is complete!

Here are some pictures of the progress so far:


The new deck boards certainly make the old steps look sad and pathetic!



Riley’s not sure what to make of the updates (and the crazy messy yard!!)

What a difference!

Here’s what’s left:


  • Finish removing the floor boards
  • Enhance the floor support with additional joists and bracing
  • Install 4x4x4 posts in between our full length posts
  • Put up joist hangers
  • Re-do joists at the front of the house (make them perpendicular to the house)
  • Fix the front set of stairs so it doesn’t look like 2 houses
  • Dust management
  • Install new floor boards (~75% complete)
  • Replace the hand rails (purchased, picking up next week)
  • Build new steps (in progress)
  • Install new lattice (or something similar)
  • Fix the roof/ceiling with more support and add beadboard

Bummer… nothing new to cross off! In fact, I added a new item (the lattice) that some how was forgotten until now. Don’t worry though, we’ll be back soon!

Have a Happy 4th!


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