Deck work…

Part Two of the 8-billion part railing saga…

You may recall in this post that I started the railing project on The Old Vic…of course…that means doing lots of stuff other than railings.

We had always intended the deck to go to the edge of the house, but had only built part of it due to budgetary limitations…choosing to address other, more important infrastructure kinds of things first.

But…now it’s railing time…and I believe I’ve mentioned…I don’t like to do things twice. I don’t want to install railings and then have to re-do them when we expand the deck…

So…railing time turns to deck expansion time…and there’s a slight budget again so off we go!

This weekend I finished the deck extension that was needed before I could complete the railings on the back of the house.

The Deck Framing...overbuilt as usual.

The Deck Framing…overbuilt as usual.

I like solid decks.

I like solid decks.

Yes, you could park a truck on this thing. Please don't.

Yes, you could park a truck on this thing. Please don’t.

Ready for railings.

Ready for railings.

Stair railings done.

Stair railings done.

The railings are a decent look for a Victorian I think and will go well the with the columns on the front (with a proper paint-job of course).

Decent look for a Victorian I think...

Decent look for a Victorian I think…

Hopefully I can get the rest of the railings on next weekend.

Pleased with these.

Pleased with these.

Not a bad bit of work…for one guy…between the rainstorms.

And because it has to be done…

Daniel Meyer

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2 Responses to Deck work…

  1. BruceBergman says:

    I suspect that big hunk of concrete block with sill bolts in the 2nd and 4th pictures is the footing from the Trash Incinerator. That needs to go away, I’ll bet – they’re a bit dangerous (“Oops, there goes the house…”) and a lot of illegal in many places, air quality dont’cha know.

    That has to happen before you can put the skirting on the porch. And of course they poured the slab around the incinerator…

    Then there’s that one lonely patch of cedar shingles that doesn’t match the rest of the ship-lap.

    • Daniel Meyer says:

      Hi Bruce,

      The hunk of concrete is actually a brick enclosure around a hand-dug water well. It was the water source for the neighborhood “back in the day”. We are not currently using it, but probably will for irrigation some day. I’ll just skirt behind it. Eventually we will probably “spiff up” the top of it a bit…put something resembling an old hand-draw well cover or such.

      The cedar actually matches several areas on the house that are accented that way. All the high dormers and several patches on the front porch are done in cedar shingles.

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