Esperanza Franco Backyard November 15th, 2018 - 08:38:47
My area surrounds it with the cheapest deck ever, but first, we're gonna remove some of the brickwork. Now, when you're demolishing some, it's not all about big hits and really getting things down, quick, if you do it nice and slow, you do a lot less damage. So what you want to be left behind now, if you just want to take one or two courses off a brick wall or a little retaining wall, or something like this work along the brickwork so tap from the end here, and you loosen this brick. If you tap from the side, there's a really good chance, you'll come down knock off a wall, then, okay, it looks pretty good, but now it needs a good play. I'm getting dirty and it's cold. It's time to delegate ah make sure you get your eyes dry. Now I said I was going to feel the easiest cheapest deck that exists and the reason why is I'm using treated pine slabs? These guys are 200 by 50mm feet. So 200 mil is a big wide board if it was in hardwood or expensive decking timber.
It cost you a fortune, but the good news is 2.4 lengths of this around the $ 12 mark. So it's five dollars in linear meter, but they're, nice and wide and when they're wide they go down. Quick. The first thing we're going to do is just square up the ends all go in. Ours go around the edges with a plain chamfer off a few of those splinters, so you then end up with a winner in your big day, doesn't get much easier than that and it's as smooth as a baby's bumper buck. So with all my deacon cut, it's time to give it a stay and when you buy your paint, remember to buy one of those mixes oops. Now, it's probably quicker to put all the boards down and just hit it with a roll of the painting, but how to get to the sides and all little nooks and crannies. All the important bits that are gonna make the timber last longer if they're covered. If you're doing beforehand it's easy, while the paint dries, we can start the build something.
The existing brickwork is the perfect legs for a bench to sit on, but there's nothing over here to hold it up. So we've got a screw a piece of pine to the brickwork and it can rest on that now. The easiest way to build this is on the table, screw it all together and then just place it into position. Now, the money I save using the tree to point on the deck I'm splurging and spending it on that bench and the server error. This is Merv outs, beautiful, big, wide, 140 ml board, it's twice the price and it's half the thickness. So when you work, it adds four times the price. Now, here's a couple of tips: I'm pre-drilling and screwing everything screwing is going to last a lot longer than nailing because the timber will shrink a little bit over time and the nails can work their way loose. If you have a look at it, I create a bit of a pattern: I'm staggering my screw joints, I'm going bottom and then to the right bottom and then to the right that stops the timber from cupping and it doesn't create a weak spot in the timber. If I was to drill all the holes in a straight line - and if you see all these screw holes now well, you won't see where we put them in situ, because I'm working upside-down and a board across the front hides the workings and the goings on and Makes it look a little bit more substantial? Put it in position before you glue it, input it in a drive, make sure it fits ah like a boring one when you're using glues and adhesives.
If you can it's better to do big blobs like this than little narrow lines, because the brickworks uneven it'll still find contact with the timber work is a bit of a leveler. So my kitty good contact exactly the same process for the bench top and I think we've used that old brickwork to its best ability. Now for our easy mate deck, my bearers are down there: 200 bucks 75 s a bit heavier and a bit chunkier. So they're not gonna go anywhere by the time we go over the top with those decking boards which are 50 mil fee. This is gonna, be so heavy it ain't gonna go anywhere, which is great because it means we don't have to use any concrete or hard footings and dig holes, but to make sure that it's on the one plane because we're going off the existing ground. You're at a string line from that one to the furthest one and if all the ones in the middle are touching, it'll be nice and flat.