Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday 7/12-7/16

Monday: Levels galore! Today we used levels, plumb bobs and the Pythagorean Theorem to properly position deck posts and beams. Texturing has been completed on the interior and work began on the final coat of paint and the accented ceiling.
Tuesday: With the beams and posts secured in place, we began temporarily setting deck joists in place while painting continued on the inside.
Wednesday: Referring back the the Pythagorean Theorem, we squared up the deck floor joists and secured them permanently in place. We added hurricane clips to provide additional rigidity and structural integrity to the floor joists.
Thursday: We began attaching decking to the floor joists. For the deck floor we are using Sunwood, a pressure treated lumber that has a smooth finish. Traditional pressure treated lumber is stamped with small gouges to allow the treatment to absorb in it and is less visually appealing for flooring.
Friday: Work continued on the deck floor and scaffolding was disassembled as the deck took shape. Painting was completed, which means that interior finish work can begin. A big thanks to Southeast Interiors for a job well done!

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