LOL............ I do the same thing work pants become shorts. :tango_face_grin:
Oh, Now I understand. You are right about that. And, I never really thought about that. I will now add corner posts, which will make it a couple extra. But, I will not be putting the railing on the edge of the single step up deck, and save a couple there.Jere,
(Not exactly following your question there, but it was a long time ago. I'm not sure where the design to incorporate benches into the deck came. It turns out they were rarely used, and we will not be doing that again.)
The built in bench was somewhat a structural component of your railing allowing you to pass on corner posts at the 45 degree portions of your old deck. I looked at that several times as it is an intreaging aspect of your old deck. The spindles being attached at the bottom, center at the bench and top gave it strength and kept it from racking.
You may need to add some blocking or posts depending on the railing you select.
Looking forward to your finished product.
How's that freezer? Warm December? How's that deck going Jere? If it's like my new front porch/deck, it's covered with white stuff.Ok, another project I have fallen woefully behind on. But, the TimberTech was delivered last week, and literally, delivered around the back of the house and laid right alongside the deck structure. So easy a caveman could do it?
Made some room for what projects to be some excessive eating tomorrow by digging a couple footing holes and mixing and pouring some concrete today:
I'd like to believe I'll finish the foundation structure before I head to the mountains. Then with a freezer full of venison, I'm counting on some fine globally warmed December weather to get that deck down!
My Camp is on the Northwest edge of Lycoming county. On route 44 where it crosses over Hyner Mountain. The other side of the road is Clinton County, and where I always hunt.I won't need any freezer space this year again. :-( Saturday was great but saw nothing, we had some white stuff but mostly rain, slush, and freezing rain Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I went up this weekend but I strained my back at work Thursday and there was no way I was climbing in the stand with a numb leg and back pain. I couldn't have pulled a deer out of the woods anyway. Oh well time with the wife alone is always a good thing.
Where is your camp Jere? We are in Huntingdon Co. near Shad Gap PA. A lot of my friends had good luck up in Potter Co.
Thanks for the advice, unfortunately, I decided to get all the material up on a flatter surface, with less splattering materials beside them, and less foot falls in a deteriorating lawn surface. So, the straps were snipped before I read your advice. I'll look into something I can ratchet around them where they sit now. Unfortunately the weather forecast is for a week of winter.Don't cut those composite deck boards loose till you need them and at the end of the day strap them back together. If not those darn things will look like sled runners in short order. I found that one out the hard way. It lead to a day with a few flowery words trying to get the boards down.