Saturday, July 25

The latest.

WARNING.............VERY LONG POST
Read at your own risk.............


This first picture is the before. Don't know if you can tell, but the patio slab is very sloping. I have fought with this for years, trying to come up with an idea, cheaply, to fix it. It should never have been done this way, but, that's beside the point now...... I finally made my decision to have it covered as if it were a deck and add a top. Not that it was the cheapest way to go....as usual. I knew of only one person that would be able to do this and do it RIGHT, like it should have been done in the first place! I hope I don't sound bitter, I'm not, really... Anyway, after years of trying to use it without feeling like I was leaning, which I was, it was time for action.





















This is the under-frame for the deck. They were able to shape it to make it level. The difference in the level was about 10" on the left side.













This is the frame for the top. I told my comic carpenter I was going to publish this and he was okay with it......another reason I wanted him and his partner to do this. They also had it done in the amount of time they said they would. No having to hunt them down or check up on them. That was a nice change from some of the work I've had done in the past.












This is the top. They had cut it and stained it at their shop and then assembled it in my yard. I was very happy they did that instead of having stain all over my big patio. They made the top out of redwood, the frame and posts out of pressure treated wood and the deck out of Trex, which I wanted very much...








So now they are ready to put the top on top......














It's a bit heavy and big getting around my odd yard.






Little by little.









Think they got it...











Hummmmmm, now what. Let's see....









The smile says it all.......how do we get it up there!









Who you gonna call? Tayler, my very strong youngest grandson......






They have it figured out.











Okay, one on the saw horse and two to hold.















Don't think it is working....











Well, maybe a little adjustment..















Okay, we got it!!!!
















Totally a 3 man project...


















Some more adjusting. Oh, yeah, the kid on the crutches, not so much help....but, he wanted to.

















Now, focus on the deck.....















It's all done!!!!!!!!!!! Now the fun part, decoration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so weird to step out on it, feels good! And from the inside it shades the sun room and guest bedroom. For some reason when I'm standing on it, it makes me feel like I'm in the mountains, don't know what is up with that, other than I'm just weird......Can't wait to put up some Smith and Hawken lights and a very comfortable lounge chair with a small table for my early morning coffee and create a outdoor curtain for the one side and and and ....whewwwwww. I like it. Thanks for reading my long story.


















2 comments:

insanely crafty said...

LOVELOVELOVE IT! Wow that makes such a difference! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

corinnea said...

Gorgeous!!! Now we need pics of you all sitting on it!