~ New Deck Construction

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sign

Here we go…

pickup & permit

Dan of Dan’s Decks underway.

permit

The red tape.

old deck

The old deck demolition.

lumber

The lumber arrives in the road…

loader

and is dropped in the driveway.

concrete

A skid of concrete for setting the posts.

holes

The postholes are dug.

inspected

County Building Inspector inspects postholes.

moving along

Moving right along…

big surprise

Wow! – It actually seems bigger than we had envisioned.

halfway

About halfway done already.

railings

The railings go up.

stairs & lattice

And the tub lattice screen.

view from NE

As viewed from the trail going down to the back yard.

view from N

A bit further down.

view from NW by rock

You can see why we needed a deck!

view from below with stilts

(yet to be enclosed with lattice)

view from back yard

(next project will be the moat)

finished view

Almost done. Ready for the hot tub to arrive on the 17th!

And would you believe the whole process only took like two days?!

view

And – what it’s all about – the view from the hot tub!

The hot tub arrives!

The hot tub arrives!

Four fun Capital Hot Tubs fellows manage to guide it onto the deck in Swahili!

Four fun Capital Hot Tubs fellows manage to guide it onto the deck in Swahili!

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furniture

furniture3

tub

grill

steps grill

steps

tub no rail

cushions view

door cushions

door2

NE cushions

overview new

railings

tub N cushions

tub N no cushions

tub N

view of valley from old deck

And so we went from this…

Still wanting to get a pic on a non-hazy day

…to this. (Still wanting to get a pic on a non-hazy day)

sunset

and some garden pics…

ladyslippers

ladyslippers

garden1

garden2

garden3

shed

shed2

black raspberries

black raspberries2

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