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tim_ws6
2011-06-12, 06:51 PM
I've been working on my deck for the last week. My house is a split level, so i've been adding it to my mid level, right off the kitchen. Once it's done i'll be taking out one of my bay windows and adding a door. I designed it myself at work (on lunchbreaks of course) using Autodesk Revit.

After the first day:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_3974.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_3981.jpg

First weekend:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_3983.jpg

One week:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_3992.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4000.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4002.jpg

As of today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4007.jpg

fast895ohstang
2011-06-12, 09:52 PM
lookin good man

spyde25
2011-06-12, 11:26 PM
That deck looks huge. But its probably due to the freshly trimmed lawn. Looks good man

tim_ws6
2011-07-07, 09:56 PM
Latest status: Floor boards and steps are done, currently working on handrails. I finished a third section tonight (not pictured)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4061.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4062.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_4072.jpg

01SteedaGT
2011-07-08, 08:41 AM
Looks great. Im at about the same place with mine. How tall are your railings? We have a low level deck and only putting railings up on 2 sides and have thought about making it a bench-height railing.

87supraT
2011-07-08, 10:15 AM
Looks nice man!

Scooby24
2011-07-08, 10:57 AM
that's amazing! Nice work.

tim_ws6
2011-07-08, 07:00 PM
Thanks!

My handrail posts are 40" above the decking, so the handrail is a couple inches below that.

Brick.
2011-07-12, 12:18 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Looks great! You have some skills for sure.

tim_ws6
2011-10-01, 05:35 PM
FINALLY finished up the last section of handrails today. Those stairs are a bitch. I'm just glad to be done. All thats left is i'm going to find some black pyramid post caps for the remainder of handrail posts that don't have the light.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5477.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5479.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5481.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5484.jpg

And here is the door we put in. It was just a regular 3 window bay, the door actually fit in perfect with the existing window frame.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5485.jpg
From inside the kitchen. I just have to paint match some trim and finish up around the door.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/Deck%20Build/IMG_5486.jpg

01fordgazguzler
2011-10-01, 08:04 PM
Nice. Looks good!

Duncan
2011-10-02, 08:18 PM
Very nice work for a diy. Congrats on the hard work, it paid off and looks really good!

animal
2011-10-03, 01:03 AM
Looks nice.

tim_ws6
2011-10-16, 12:49 PM
Completed the final touches today, added some post caps

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/IMG_5487.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/IMG_5488.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/timWS6/IMG_5489.jpg

V-dubbin
2011-10-16, 02:03 PM
Looks great!

jasman18
2011-10-16, 02:19 PM
What kind of wood did you use?
Did you apply stain? I can't tell from the pictures
Why is there two slabs of cement stacked under the stairs?

tim_ws6
2011-10-16, 02:59 PM
It's just all regular treated wood, no stain. Probably gonna apply some waterproofing seal before winter. We had to pour the concrete a little thicker because of the grade, and to match up with the stairs that i had calculated out already.

jasman18
2011-10-16, 03:08 PM
Treated? It didn't seem the have any green tinge to it.
You design it? Or was there plan you followed (how to attach joists to support pillars, etc)
Need a permit or did you just "build it"?

tim_ws6
2011-10-16, 05:22 PM
Yup it's just all CCA treated wood from Lowe's. I designed it myself using Autodesk Revit. I took the plans to my city and did all the permits.

The Lox
2011-10-16, 10:51 PM
Looks good man. Looks like you kind of live out in the country or something. Ever see any creatures out behind the yard?

tim_ws6
2011-10-16, 11:13 PM
Not too far in the country, just in Edwardsville next to the KS river. I actually don't see too many creatures, just some rabbits, snakes, and toads

KUweatherman
2011-10-17, 02:50 AM
Looks amazing! Nice work!

huskerpower02
2011-10-23, 01:33 AM
Wow, awesome job and it looks like a great grillin spot. Too bad ya gotta wait until spring!

tim_ws6
2011-10-23, 09:34 PM
Thanks, i grill throughout winter, so it doesnt bother me. Hell i'll be out grillin if it's snowing out.

shreenmike
2011-10-29, 11:49 AM
Wow this is really great.You took the pictures on each and every step.There are so many people who do that kind of things but you did a great job.I dont have have words to explain my situation.you are awesome.

guesswho?
2011-12-13, 03:12 AM
The deck looks phenomenal, man! Good work! :cheers:

Cree
2011-12-15, 08:52 AM
Questions....

How much was the permit?

How deep did you dig your footings, and did you do columns or frost footings?

Who dug your footings, and if it was you, where did you rent the auger?