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My latest woodworking project

Postby loyd » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:53 pm

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My latest honeydew project is a new deck on the old one. There is something sinister about decking since if periodically requires replacement due to cracking and nails popping so that native Tennesseans hurt their bare feet when using it. Hence, the wife of the woodworker in the family thinks it should be replaced. I'm about 75% done with it but about 100% tired of the doing. Maybe it'll get done tomorrow . . . or not.
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby sid_matheny » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:08 pm

Looks like a LOT of work Loyd! What wood are you using and what type of finish if any are you going to use?
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby loyd » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:39 pm

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Well, at least the deck is installed with 640 deck screws on 16 inch centers. Other than my sore arm, things are going good.

The wood is just plain ole treated 5/4 X 6 x 12' decking Sid. The finish is an open question though. Any suggestions. It needs some cleaning and then something needs to be done to that. Old wisdom was to wait until the wood cures for several months, but I'd like to get some protection on it before the mildew sets in. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby southpaw57 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 am

Great looking deck! :geek:
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby henry » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 am

Nice looking deck ! It's great when you can move chores like that from your Honey do list to your Honey did list.
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby southpaw57 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:15 am

The only problem with completing and crossing an item off the "honey do" list is that it provides additional space for "honey" to add to the list. :geek:
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby loyd » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:11 pm

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Just one more thing dear. :oops: And the list goes on.
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby loyd » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:02 pm

It's hard to get anything done in the shop with this kind of project hanging over your head. :(
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby loyd » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:00 pm

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deck and staircase


After a few sore muscles and a battered left hand, the job is done. I guess that two or three weeks of dodging rain and cold is par for the course in spring in Tennessee but despite that frustration I'm glad to have Mama's to-do list with at least one check mark. It may seem like work, but it was woodworking after all . . . right? :roll:
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Re: My latest woodworking project

Postby sid_matheny » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 am

Looks great and you sure have been busy Loyd. And yes it is always good to get something marked off the honey-do list.
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