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#1 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 14 2008 - 5:03 PM

About twelve years ago I built this deck for a good buddy. About 14' long, by about 6' to 10'. Usta almost butt up against the pool top rail/level with it. New pool he put up is five inches higher than the old deck. He told me about it. Said he was gonna cut the posts at the bottom and raise 'em up. Posts I had secured to the footings I poured. The deck was rock solid and had outlasted his two boys and all their friends, now he's re-married and got two new kids. I told him not to, said I'd come over and look at it.
Long story short, I basically built the same deck on top of the existing one, except using 2 x 6 joists and deck material so I could overhang the pool rails.





Cut the railings and stairs off with a sawzall, then built a 2 x 6 deck down on the ground. Then reset the stairs.
Also, I simply shoulder cut the posts, at 7", and added the seven inches of height needed with 14" additions. Glued, screwed, and lag bolted. Then added new 2 x 6 rail caps...







Eventually, the whole rest of the slab gets the ground deck, and then nice lattice and such around the deck...

Gonna look great, eventually


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#2 Churchman

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Posted June 14 2008 - 5:09 PM

Wondered were you've been. Good job, That will work. Love the laps on the post extensions


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#3 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 14 2008 - 8:01 PM

That deck is solid as a rock


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Posted June 14 2008 - 8:34 PM


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#5 DerrickT

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Posted June 14 2008 - 8:48 PM

Nice job. Did he let you use the pool while it was hot out?


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#6 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 15 2008 - 7:16 AM

He was in it several times, but not me. Just not real comfortable, wearing wet shorts and a tool belt


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#7 Kings over Queens

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Posted June 15 2008 - 7:35 AM

wearing wet shorts and a tool belt

Now there's a vision.

Nice work. I would have done it differently, but then again, I've not no friggin idea what I'm doing, and so it's better to not have me involved and leave it to a pro.

Happy Fathers Day John.


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#8 Ben Lippen

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Posted June 15 2008 - 8:12 AM


Back atcha Mike.


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#9 Nitro882

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Posted June 15 2008 - 10:06 AM

You got a permit for that deck?


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Posted June 15 2008 - 4:39 PM

You're a good friend to do all that. Nice work.


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#11 Ratty

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Posted June 15 2008 - 5:15 PM

To me that deck is in a real crappy spot, waaay to close to the house , ruins the views from the windows, creates an allyway between the house and deck, if possible I would've put it on the other side of the pool to begin with. Again, not Ben's doing , he came up with a good fix, just don't like the deck location.


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#12 Ben Lippen

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Posted October 27 2008 - 3:59 PM

Went by my buds' house last month and saw what he had finished, with the deck. Very impressed, I vowed to bring my camera back, and today I did.



Bob-O got the ground deck finished, and the stairs to the house. Wrapped the deck in lattice. Stained and painted everything







This front deck, he built himself right after he bought the house 22 years ago. Only the rail cap is new.





Amazing what a little paint and stain and work can do


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#13 Paul_M

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Posted October 27 2008 - 5:25 PM

Great thoughtful solution, but I would have made him dig out under the pool and recess it into the ground.


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Posted October 27 2008 - 6:23 PM

looks great, I like the 2 tone, nice pick.


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