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A new walkway to the screened porch

A new walkway to the screened porch

When we completed the screened deck last fall I mentioned that we had plans for additional yard improvements. After consulting with a landscape company over the winter we finally started on some...

The screened deck, pt.VI

The screened deck, pt.VI

Though we've been enjoying the new screened deck since late August it was not quite complete-- we'd been waiting for the wood to cure a bit before staining. This week was finally time: We used a...

The screened deck, pt.V

The screened deck, pt.V

Progress in the past month has been extremely slow, but the past two days has finally seen an uptick in activity, with most of the screens installed, stairs, drainage, and the electric complete....

The screened deck, pt.IV

The screened deck, pt.IV

Much has been accomplished in the past 10 days, with electrical rough-in and screen framing complete. View from the side- we'll have horizontal slats across the lower section to protect the screen...

The screened deck, pt.III

The screened deck, pt.III

Despite some torrential downpours the sides and roof are now installed completing the major structural work. The light in the living room has dimmed a bit due to the roof, but the deck area itself...

The screened deck, pt.II

The screened deck, pt.II

There was a good bit of progress on our deck while we were in NY over the 4th of July weekend- we left a muddy area with some cement, and returned to a new deck! This morning the carpenters started...

The screened deck, part I

The screened deck, part I

About a month ago work began on the new screened-in deck. First up, demolition of the old: Bye-bye broken hot tub Several permitting delays later we finally have footings that will support the new...

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San Diego, CA (Jan)
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