So last week my dad was in town and wanted to know if we wanted help on a project....uh yes the deck at the cabin needed some serious help.
About 4 months ago I found a great deal on composite decking on ksl.com, so I borrowed the neighbors trailer, packed up the kids drove 1.5 hrs to Brigham city to pick it up....by myself because Heber didn't want to think about the deck yet. I hate when he's right, that was the worst day. It took 2.5 hrs to load it and figure out how to tie it down correctly.
When we were about 25 miles from the cabin I hear a loud pop, it's almost completely dark, it's cold. I pull over to check it out. I have a flat tire on the borrowed trailer. Good thing they insisted on sending me with the spare tire. Only problem, I have never changed a tire before. No worries, I flagged down anyone that would stop. A nice gentleman helped me out and changed the tire after he drove back home to get some more tools.
Let's just say I left my house at 3:30pm and arrived at the cabin at 10:30pm....next time I will happily pay the delivery fee.
Picture of the deck before
My dad and the boys working on the demo. Check out all that dry rot!
Here are my oldest two boys with my dad. They worked hard and we finished the demo in 2.5 hrs.
Even Luke got in on the demo fun.
The boys helped carry the new supplies up our 26 stairs.
The deck being reframed with some new joists
Here is a pic of the whole family, everyone helped lay the new deck.
Half way done.
Mostly finished ...we still need to do some trim work. The handrail and the lower deck are going to be next years project.