Posts tagged "deck"

Our New Azek Deck

When we bought our house, one of the features we really loved was the huge, free-standing deck in the side yard. It extended our living space outdoors, had a pretty view of the ravine, and provided an excellent place to entertain larger groups. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed lots of Fourth of July cookouts, birthday…

After finishing the repairs to the deck almost a month ago, the weather finally cooperated with enough dry days in a row that I could scrub and stain the deck boards so they all matched again.  We’d noticed that the deck boards had taken quite a beating over the winter even before we started on the…

Finishing the Deck Repairs

We finished up work today on our deck to fix a problem where tree roots were pushing up on the framing, causing a “bump” around the tree.  We started by re-working the framing for the deck around the tree to give the roots more breathing room and then replaced all of the decking that had…

We took a break from our project to fix the deck yesterday and decided to work on running some speaker wire and ethernet cable to it instead. We usually have an old boom box with us when we’re out on the deck so we can have the radio on in the background.  Since it’s not…

Starting the Deck Project

With the weather getting warmer this week, we decided it was a good time to start the repairs on our deck so it would be fixed by the time we got ready to dig out all of our patio furniture and start using it again.  Our deck is built around a tree that we love…

New Patio Furniture

The patio furniture we ordered for our deck arrived this morning. After about 4 hours of work to assemble everything, it’s definitely looking like a big improvement over the empty deck we had when we started. We ordered the 7-piece dining set, 2 chaise lounges, and a set of nesting tables from the River Stone…

We’ve been looking all over at patio furniture ever since the displays started going up in the stores a month or so ago, trying to decide what would be the best combination of things to put on our large side-deck, the smaller, tiled patio off of the sun room, and the deck area around the…

New Hammock for the Deck

We bought our first piece of “patio furniture” last week: a new hammock for the deck. Not sure if it exactly qualifies as furniture, but we’re still excited about it. We have a large deck to the side of our house that had two trees growing through it when it was built. Something must have…