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    Deck Idea's

    We recently purchased a new home and are looking into building a deck in the back. We have a few idea's but nothing locked in just yet.

    I'm looking for idea's (with lots of pics!!!). If you have a deck style or an image of a deck you think I might be interested in... please share!!

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    I'll start this with mine:
    These pics are from early last year, deck looks better now.. Ill take some more pics this am.

    I dont have the hanging lights anymore.. LOL.. and replaced it with 2 suspended lights from the ceiling instead.
    also replaced the curtain holders for aluminium ones and added a spa and an extension around the spa with a wood trap to hide the chemicals etc from the kids.




    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Awesome deck liv!!! love the curtains... great accent

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    ya.. We love them too.. on a calm night, having dinner with the curtains closed in its awesome also cuts some of the noise from the city.

    here's some pics taken just now:





    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    Looks awesome!

    I just noticed the fire pit in the back yard.... nice!! I didn't think we were able to have them in Gatineau. This changes everything... hehehe

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    shuch dear, you'll wreck daddy's fun!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    this should be a backyard thread lol...

    great pics liv... beautiful.

    I think having railings made of glass are beautiful, also if you can get a water fall or some type of water treatment that would be pretty cool as well... i think liv has an awesome idea with covering it as well (not sure how much of a hassle that is) but it would be worth it, sitting under there in the rain would be awesome i bet...

    are you set on making a deck? what about interloc or something like that? do you have a big backyard?

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    Pretty set on a deck.... the wife wants to be off the ground(away from the critters... lol)

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    yes, we eat outside all summer long, even it the pouring rain, as long as its warm enough its just breathtaking !

    now if I could only find a large lot on the shore lines to build a similar setup I'd be in heaven.


    Quote Originally Posted by jblan075 View Post
    this should be a backyard thread lol...

    great pics liv... beautiful.

    I think having railings made of glass are beautiful, also if you can get a water fall or some type of water treatment that would be pretty cool as well... i think liv has an awesome idea with covering it as well (not sure how much of a hassle that is) but it would be worth it, sitting under there in the rain would be awesome i bet...

    are you set on making a deck? what about interloc or something like that? do you have a big backyard?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    if you can,
    make it the entire back of the house, plan a spot for a spa if your thinking that way. run some hydro on gfci's and if your building a roof, get some hydro outside with a switch inside.

    skip the 5/4 deck boards, they warp, and wabble, stick with 2x6's. if you want a smoother 2x6, run a router on the sides. make sure you threat all the cuts with the pressure threated product so its safe all around. if you plan to stain it in a red color, do not use green deck screws, take the ones for cedar which are rust/red colored. no nails anywhere.

    I could go on... LOL

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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