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New Deck Project

New deck design. 12x20. Trimmed in ''cedar''. Deck lighting---stairs and posts. Privacy lattice surround---allows for under-deck airflow, to keep goods dry.
Ballasters are black painted alum tubing. Double-door entry on front and single door entry on back-side. GFI electrical supply to under-deck. Motion lights turn-on when door(s) are opened---lighting the area, when under low-light or night conditions. Under-deck facilitates storage for yard tools, yard machines & tools, supplies/materials & lumber. Under-deck drain system feature that carries rain water drippage, from between the deck boards above, and directs the drainage on to panels that direct the water to troughs and downspouts.
Engineered and custom built by Darga's WoodWerkX.

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Comment by Ken Darga on February 13, 2013 at 8:29am

Thanks all for your response and nice comments.

Comment by joseph on February 13, 2013 at 4:50am

Looks amazing,great job.

Comment by George Crable on January 22, 2013 at 11:34am

Super build on this great deck project. A lot of planning done and great skills have been poured into it.  Love the big storage and drain system features. Great place to spend quality time with the family or just to sit and relax. Impressive work!

Comment by KregRep on January 22, 2013 at 10:36am

Looks great! Thanks for sharing this Ken!

Considering that it's 3 degrees outside the Kreg headquarters today, a sunny, warm deck looks even more appealing!


Comment by Ken Darga on January 20, 2013 at 12:44pm

Yes, had a couple carpenter friends.

We worked on it, a couple-three days a week---

between other jobs and weather.

Comment by michael evans on January 20, 2013 at 7:24am

Great job ken, did you have any extra muscle to give you a hand.

Comment by Ken Darga on January 19, 2013 at 7:31pm

Thanks Jay, for your compliments.

Yes, we spend several dining hours on the deck---breakfast, lunch, dinners, a wetting the 'ol whistle.

The wife and family love it.

I was making plans to build all new deck furniture---however,

my wife was so anxious to start using it, we ended up buying wrought alum tables and chairs.

A dining table and a serving table, along with a couple swivel-rocking chairs and a small round table.

A telescoping-folding and tilting umbrella, shields us from the bright sun and rain.

The deck furniture accents the deck design, giving it a nice ambiance. 

It all turned out beautiful, if I must so say myself.

We gotten lots of compliments on it.

Upcoming plans are to install outside audio music, piped-in from a receiver and tv music channels.

For the under-deck area, I built provisions for a small frig, tv and lounge chair---

however, the area was quickly consumed by storing other equipment.

Lumber storage are for 4x8 sheet goods, racks for 2x stock, and adjustable racks for strip stock--- also, adjustable racks for molding and trim.


The lumber sheet goods, 2x stock and board storage areas are along the outside wall, so as to be close to  the lattice wall, for natural venting and air circulation, to keep lumber dry.

The trim and molding stock, are on the inside wall.

Comment by Jay Boutwell on January 19, 2013 at 5:50pm

Ken very nice design and planning.  looks inviting to spend time on and do so while enjoying the outdoors.  Like the rainings and post.  Nice storage below and a nice attractive way of securing the storage area.  Thanks you for sharing and hope to see more of your projects posted on here.  Themore members post the better it is for everyone else to see adn get ideas of building projects.  Thanks again for posting a delightful deck project.

Comment by Ken Darga on January 19, 2013 at 3:23pm

It was a fun filled planning project.

Comment by George Hamm on January 19, 2013 at 3:08pm

Ken, Looks like you have really thought this project through.  Great idea.   That is what it is all about. George

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