Page 2 of the Outdoor Projects archive.

Project having to do with the outdoors, such as deck remodeling..

Steps for Ma and Pa’s New House

Posted by admin on November 27, 2010 with 2 Comments

Today I worked on building some back steps that go from the house to the patio of my parents new house. The original steps  had entirely collapsed and fallen apart.  My brother-in-law suggested I take some measurements and rebuild them.   This sounded like a pretty good idea, especially because I had a few pieces of […]

Deck Remodel – Saturday (day 22)

Posted by admin on October 24, 2010 with 2 Comments

Nearly done.  We have the balusters and handrails up. We finished up putting the handrails today.  I started putting up 2x6s but it just didn’t look right being the exact same width as the posts.  So we went to the store and bought 2x8s instead.  That had almost too much overhang though so I ended […]

Deck Remodel – Wednesday (day 21)

Posted by admin on October 20, 2010 with No Comments

OK!  I was able to get 3 sections of railing up tonight.  That leaves 3 more sections to go and the top handrail. Tomorrow I don’t think I’ll have a chance to work on it as I have to cook for and watch the kids. Vic helped me a bit handing me balusters to screw […]

Deck Remodel – Sunday (day 20)

Posted by admin on October 17, 2010 with No Comments

We’re back at it again.  I don’t think I will have the construction done by next weekend, but that would be my preference as the weather feels too nice to be working. Staining and painting probably won’t actually happen until spring so that the wood dries out sufficiently and fades just a little bit (and […]

Deck Remodel – Thursday (day 19)

Posted by admin on October 14, 2010 with 3 Comments

No activity due to all the rain this week until today.   A break is actually what I’ve been needing though.. I tried cutting off two of the posts today with the miter saw.   It was my brother’s idea so I cannot take credit for it – though I am not sure if this is the […]