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  • #16
    Re: Replacing decking

    Looks and sounds like a sturdy deck Bob

    Seven 12 to 18 foot boards sounds like a fair bit of work...
    That's approx. 63 deck board to joist junctions (7 x 12' / 16")
    No wonder you were looking for any shortcuts you could find

    Glad it all worked out for you
    Last edited by jbergstrom; 04-26-2009, 01:53 AM.
    Cheers! - Jim
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    All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

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    • #17
      Re: Replacing decking

      I took a photo the other day of a chair I built out on the deck
      so I thought I would add it here to show part of the deck after
      I completed replacement of the deck boards and staining. The
      photo shows about 25% of the deck which totals 1340 SF.

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      Here's a bird's eye view of the deck. Sorry it's not too clear, this
      was taken before NASA fixed the Hubble last month and I haven't
      had time to retask another SAT to get a better shot.

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      The chair appeared in the June 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking.
      Last edited by Bob D.; 06-05-2009, 06:26 AM.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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      • #18
        Re: Replacing decking

        I stumbled in as the plumbing forum is a little slow.

        Sweet chair! Gives me ideas too. Cool work Bob.

        J.C.

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        • #19
          Re: Replacing decking

          Thanks JC. I like the lines of the chair. It is comfortable to sit in. However, I don't like the legs in the way they taper to the ends. If you see the article in the magazine, the author built one design chair but the included plans (link to PDF of leg patterns) show the chair as I built it. His chair had thicker legs. Not as elegant but sturdier for sure. Maybe if built out of a stronger wood such as teak than the suggested cedar as I did in following the plan.

          I also altered the design in that their version was made in two pieces, the back and the seat, that slip together to form the complete chair. These can then be taken apart w/o tools and slipped one inside the other for storage or transport, a neat idea but since I had no plans on moving it I half-lapped the intersection of the frame pieces and made it a rigid chair (no, not a RIDGID chair ).

          Hey, come to think of it, why is there no RIDGID chair, or is there in the branded merchandise section?

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          Anyway, I am WOT here with the chair talk as this thread was about repairs to my deck. I think its OK in this case though since I started the thread.
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          See if this link works for you to the Dock Chair article:

          http://popularwoodworking.coverleaf..../200906/?pg=67

          update: well sure enough there is a chair of sorts, a stool to be exact, available.
          http://www.ridgidgear.com/ridgid_essentials.html

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          Last edited by Bob D.; 06-03-2009, 06:31 AM. Reason: fixed a typo
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #20
            Re: Replacing decking

            Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
            I took a photo the other day of a chair I built out on the deck
            so I thought I would add it here to show part of the deck after
            I completed replacement of the deck boards and staining. The
            photo shows about 25% of the deck which totals 1340 SF.

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            The chair appeared in the June 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking.

            what chair?

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            • #21
              Re: Replacing decking

              Originally posted by Arthur96 View Post
              what chair?
              The 'Dock Chair' that is shown in my post #17 of this thread.
              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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              • #22
                Re: Replacing decking

                lol i Saw wit kinda. i was trying to be funny as to the camo appearance of the chair on the deck

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                • #23
                  Re: Replacing decking

                  Originally posted by Arthur96 View Post
                  lol i Saw wit kinda. i was trying to be funny as to the camo appearance of the chair on the deck
                  OK, ya got me, I fell for it.
                  "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                  John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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