Upper Deck #4: Railing Up

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 07-18-2009 10:37 AM 1516 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its Saturday morning. It was forecasting for rain (which we desperately need) but it changed and we were to only get showers. So its out at the deck I go.

Here I am admiring the railing. :-)

jroot . . . it is still low . . . however this is not the finished product.

Four of the five pieces up.

This is the 5th piece.

I hoisted each one up using my handy-dandy tie down straps.

I tapped these blocks in place to ensure that all railings were a uniform distance from the flooring.

Then it was off to the bracing. I removed the strapping and put in its place a 2×4x14. Got it at HD and it was relatively straight. Those little Irwin clamps kept it in place while I shimmied along with the ladder and level and screws. Once held in place I lagged the brace. I must say I love those clamps . . . 4 for $20 at HD. Much better than the el cheapo ones hanging on my wall. These puppies will actually hold some tension.

Then it stated to rain . . . pretty heavy. I went in for a bit of lunch and ran back outside during a reprieve and snapped this progress pic. I am not finished with the railing nor the bracing. Gonna be tomorrow most likely.

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posted 07-18-2009 10:53 AM

Looks great. I can see that you will have a top rail of some sort. I eagerly await to see what you do. :)

You will enjoy the view of your lovely garden from here. ... away from the night bugs also. BONUS.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 07-19-2009 08:32 AM

Lookin good Zuki.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 07-20-2009 10:19 PM

Really professional job, Zuki. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

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posted 07-21-2009 10:12 AM

Dizzy again!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 07-21-2009 09:30 PM

Oh! I’ll be glad when you have it done. It looks scarey to me. Do be careful!!

Oh, and btw, it looks like a job well done. Going to be so nice to sit out, on a hot, humid night.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 07-21-2009 10:57 PM

Easy roof access, YAY!

So… Where’s that top rail? Where’s that eco friendly stain? ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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