Saturday, May 11, 2013

Not a Pretty Post ~

What a mess!  My poor, old 30+ year old deck is finally being rebuilt and instead of flowers, wood and tools are littering the rear garden.
All of the joists and support beams are being removed and replaced. About 75% of the flooring will be turned over and reused ~ thank goodness for the durability of redwood. It will all be sanded down, stained and sealed.

 When I see how damaged all of the old supports were I am surprised I haven't walked out and fallen through!

Lattice panels will be built for under the deck, and the flower border will be completely redesigned and replanted with an emphasis on easy care and low water usage.
Hopefully in another week all of the construction will be done, the mess cleaned up and the deck will be ready for enjoying this summer.
Thank you for visiting and Happy Mother's Day!


  1. The mess will soon be gone and you will enjoy the bliss of your new deck and flowerbeds. I can't wait to see your finished project!

  2. I look forward to seeing the new deck, Adrienne. It's hard to live in the middle of the construction, but so worth it in the end!
    I could just dive into your header photos - so very beautiful!

  3. I look forward to seeing it finished. I know it will be beautiful!

    Smiles. Dottie

  4. I know it is a mess now, but will be better than ever soon! Happy Mother's Day to you.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. We are living through a deck Ron and surprise!
    We now have the roofers on site!

    I am escaping as much as I can until the chaos is over.

    It is surprising how much rot happens over 3o years. You'll be much safer when it has been repaired:-))

  6. It's going to be fabulous when it's done. How exciting!!

  7. How wonderful, your new deck is going to be great. This spring you will be able to enjoy it, how nice. Kathy

  8. Adrienne, it's always such a mess when things need fixing. But I bet it will be beautiful when done. Good you can reuse most of the wood, that saves some expense. I would just stare at your header photos until the works done..Happy Mother's Day..Judy

  9. Adrienne, just think how beautiful your deck is going to be sitting out there enjoying a tea and feasting your eyes on your wonderful garden.


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