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The T3sk3y Defenestrator

All finished!

It was supposed to take 10 days, it took about 7. Our screen porch and deck is done 3 days early! We still have to have gutters added and we have to install lighting – but that’s it. It’ll be wonderful to get the grill and deck furniture out of the garage after a year. And, now that things are done.. I’d give an unhesitating recommendation for Curt’s Custom Decks if anybody needs work done.

Here’s a snapshot from early this morning:

Stay tuned – the deckwarming party will happen soon!

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

Almost finished..

Day 6, and things are almost done. We got the paneling inside the porch completed and finished, half of the screens up, and half of the exterior railings attached. Curt says it’ll be done today! (Tuesday) Finished pictures up tomorrow..

Until then:

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

Posts and paneling!

Obviously, nothing new happened over the weekend – well, except for noticing that a little water trickled in to a basement window as a result of a cut gutter and missing siding. A lot has happened since the sun came up today, though – the deck railing posts started appearing, as did the cedar siding on the wall of the house.

Oh.. and making it’s debut: a new image capturing device. A Canon Rebel XT! Yay..

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

One week down, One to go!

As of yesterday, our deck construction project is half done! Friday turned out to be a very good day of building even though it didn’t start like one. With heavy rains early in the morning, it looked like it might be a slow day.

In the end, lots happened. We now have a paneled ceiling and railings around the porch:

Also, the end underneath the roof got sided to match the house:

Finally, here’s another look from the west side:

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

Deck Construction Day 4 – Waterproof!

Lions, and Tigers, and Soffets – oh my!

As of Thursday afternoon, the soffets and fascia are complete – along with all shingles and roof vents. We should be pretty watertight – which is good since it’s raining on Friday morning and the electrical work was complete on Wednesday. It’s not hot yet, though. It also appears that the siding was ‘finished’ off around the house.

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

And a roof over my head.. Deck Construction, Day 3

Today’s construction finished up the framing of the screen porch. It also brought a roof over the screen porch, along with most of the shingles, and the roof vent. The electrician came out and wired the outdoor lights, the ceiling fan, and the floor sockets on the porch. You can certainly start to picture what it is going to look like!

Here are the photos from this morning..

.. and another from the west showing the stairs and external deck:

A complete gallery of photos is located at:
Deck Construction Photos

Deck Construction – Start of Day 3

I still remain amazed at how much a crew of pros with the right tools can achieve every day. On day two of the deck construction project, they got all the decking on, built the stairs, and framed out the screen porch. The only issue is that the deck is right outside of my bedroom window and their 7 AM kickoff time isn’t terribly compatible with my 7:30 AM wakeup. Ah, well..

Though I didn’t get home yesterday until after dark, I did get an early morning photo of the progress. The ‘boss’ – Curt (of Curt’s Custom Decks) – is on the scaffolding in the black sweatshirt.

Click on the photo for the full construction gallery:

I can almost smell the burgers.

It’s great coming home from work and seeing construction happen. Here’s the sight that I was greeted with when I got home from work last night:

This is the first day of progress on the new deck and screen porch at the T3sk3y compound. Stay tuned here for regular updates! Photo updates are on my Smugmug site at:

Deck Construction

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