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Comment by Derek Gould on September 9, 2012 at 6:24pm

Austinedc, all the posts are on pier blocks. This is common in this area, especially for decks that are low to the ground. I would probably use buried posts if I could, but this was an extremely rocky area and next to impossible to dig holes; part of the reason why the deck was put there in the first place! The ground is very stable, and the deck is quite solid.

Comment by Austinedc on August 10, 2012 at 8:16pm

I hope most of the posts on both deck sections are buried below ground and not just floating on pier blocks.

Comment by Fins59 on August 5, 2012 at 9:13pm

Great looking deck.  Had to look up your location.  I was guessing a rocky Maine coast line.  Not too far off.

Comment by James Waller on August 1, 2012 at 7:49pm

Why did you do this? You know how many people are looking at this and saying, "WOWWWWWW, I want one!".

Actually I could use something like it cause about 25 yards from my backdoor is this....

Outstanding job, really looks good!

Comment by Al Barale on August 1, 2012 at 5:30pm

The deck looks really good as does the very pretty scenery, You have done a great job and should be proud of your efforts. Well done. 

Comment by Derek Gould on August 1, 2012 at 4:28pm

Thanks Jay; this was an early photo, so there have been some changes since. The wood has been lightly stained, which evened out the color a lot. Plus, there is an open gazebo *almost* finished on the upper level (where the four posts are now), and a walkway through the woods to the upper deck. I'll post some more pictures soon. I am planning to build a bench and planter on the lower level, both to block off the corner and to provide seating and decoration.

LOTS of comments on how clean the decking looks. This was my first experience with Kreg jigs, and I have to say that the deck jig worked very well. Takes a little longer, but the results are worth it.

Comment by Jay Boutwell on August 1, 2012 at 11:08am

Derek, very nice, like the design with the upper landing.  Stairs look well made with evenly spaced steps. A large undertaking that looks good with the scenery.

Looks like a very nice location for fishing and boating.  In one photo you mentioned not realizing how the wood looked until you looked at the photo.  It's just character but with it being pressure treated it will last several years.  Like the clean looking surface without screws showing.  Thank you for sharing.

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