I realize that I haven’t posted a deck build project update since late last summer. The main reason is that I simply haven’t had a lot to report. Between winter weather, holiday travel, and about 100 other things, I simply haven’t had much of a desire or opportunity to work on it. That all changed this week when I started putting down the Alaskan yellow cedar deck boards.
When it came to the decking material I had a number of options to choose from and to be honest, it did take me a while to make my final decision. The options I looked at included pressure treated lumber, composite, standard red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar. I ended up going with the yellow cedar for a couple reasons, first was that the quality of the lumber for the price was impossible to beat, but more importantly I really love the way it looks. Simply put, it is very attractive cedar.
In the picture above the decking is not screwed down yet, just laid out to give an idea of what the 20’x14′ deck will look like. Weather permitting the decking will be down before this weekend. After that I still have a few things that I need to get done, the small storage area on the back corner, an L shaped feed prep area as well as getting electricity ran from the garage out to the deck.
Stay tuned, more coming soon.