Earlier this summer we installed a sliding patio door off the kitchen and into the backyard.
The patio door rules, and we are totally loving it.
We are nearing completion on our deck! Kegger and Trombone party is getting closer!! I can hear it!! It sounds like progged out John Phillips Sousa marches with double bass drum pedals.
Also, I have deck-building notes!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!
Note: I finally found the love of a lifetime. Yes, he WAS a member of the Krispy Kreme foosball team.
Note: Trex decking looks great and Trex is a good "green" choice.
However, it can't be used for framing. If you use it for framing, you will call customer service and they will tell you to rip it all down and start over. *ahem*
Note: Building a deck requires a lot of screws. Composite decking requires special composite screws. We didn't learn that the hard way either *ahem*.
Note: Battery powered drills are essential. We used three. Each of these hanging brackets requires 8 screws (4 on each side). I spent most of my weekend crawling around on the ground drilling 400+ screws into brackets.
Note: It's hip to be square. Square everything. Every single joint.
Note: Even though your betrothed's dog makes you feel insane sometimes, sometimes he can be pretty cute.
Note: Dirty knees done dirt cheap.
Note (from gerg):
"Hey, baby, if you're feelin' down,
I know whats good for you all day!
Are you worried what your friends see?
Will it ruin your reputation lovin' me?
Cuz I'm a dirty white boy!
Yeah a dirty white boy!
A dirty white boy!"