Friday, September 04, 2009

Deck - Step (Done)

Friday, September 4

While I was at work, my Dad and my Uncle Andrew worked on the step and put it in place. Tim dug the holes for the concrete block piers yesterday, and my Dad and Uncle took over from there today.

I was very excited to get home and see it all together. I hopped up on it and it felt nice and solid. Then I sat down on it and it was the perfect size and was very comfortable to sit on. I'm glad we decided to do it the full length :)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Deck - Step

Thursday, September 3

Instead of just having a small step, we decided that it would be cool to have a step that would be the whole length of the 2nd level deck and be more of a "sitting" step, with being a little wider. So yesterday Dad and I started cutting the wood for the step and trying to figured out a plan of attack. I didn't quite know how it would attach or what kind of a footing to have for it. In the end, we decided that all it really needed was to sit on some concrete pier blocks.

This evening Tim and I started constructing the step and screwing it all together. When we were done with the structure we temporarily placed it where it would be to see how it would look. It looked great and I was very happy with how it was coming together.