Been lagging on finishing the backyard, but we've been enjoying it plenty. Summer is coming fast so Ive got some new found motivation. The deck had to come back down and get shifted over after I found a new spiral stair case that i bought second hand. No biggie, just more labor. Some times it pays to have drawn plans and stick to them. As the piers up against the house dried out they twisted and pulled away from the house about an inch at the top. Since attaching them to the house wall would defeat the purpose of the pier in the first place Im kind of at a loss for what to do. My buddy says leave the twist, just cut them down another 5.5 inches and run a cross post between the two. What do you guys think? Im still looking at options to cover them completely. I looked into the foam covers that you stucko over, or building a planter around the base and then painting them the 6x6 the same color as the house. We want to cap the bottom of the joists with plywood and stucko over everything so it looks like a finished eve of the house.
these are the guys that twisted. the hard part is finding a cover that will look good over those and also match the two pillars on the end of the deck
This was a kit. I assembled in on the ground like this which was complete waste of time. If you ever do one just put it together upright, It will come out way better. The plan is to pick out balusters for the deck railing and ad them to this staircase, fully weld it and powder coat it.
Im in the process of pulling wire to ad a infratech heater, bbq hood, two fans, can lights and speakers. We've been mocking up all the pieces so that we can get ready for stucko.
We have to ad rain gutter along the edge of the deck. Our gutters around the rest of the house are rotted and need replacement so we started looking at options. We drove to some of the nicer homes in the area and came across this
Its real copper and they want $80/ft installed
. The crazy thing is in two years its tarnished and patina'd into a dull greenish brown. I got a steel gutter sample and took it over to a powder coater who is doing a sample. The color swatch looks like real copper but we will see on the actual gutter. The best part about it is it will stay looking like polished copper. The down side is the gutter quote was 2K and the powder coating estimate is $1800. Anyone been down this road before? They sell powder coated pre fab gutter at home depot so Im thinking its going to work out. For down spouts I plan on fabricating them out of aluminum mandrel bends and straight pipes, then powder coating.