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Old 11-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #16
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No doubt, the deck looks like a good way to utilze the otherwise dreary space. Although the tree adds a nice nature related ambiance, it will soon be problematic for both you and the neighbor. Judging by the invasive roots and proximity as mentioned by the others, you can expect some foundation issues in the near future. I would check your property line to determine who, when and how you and neighbor will determine the fate of this many rooted beast.
One suggestion, would be to solicit a chainsaw carver/sculptor through a local collegeor arts schoool, to create something unique. Mabey trade your camera skills documenting the artists work and producing a mini documentary and few DVDs in the arrangement to promote both you and the sculptors work.

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:39 PM   #17
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The yard is entirely mine right up to the neighbors house. There is a good 9 inches between the deck and the neighbors house. The deck lines up right against my house however. The tree is under their house and has been there since the development was built 20 years ago. Eventually though it will come down. I plan on cutting it to table height and building like a half circular table on it or something for hanging out.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:47 PM   #18
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I like the two rim joists spliced in mid air, Just curious why do you have the decking running in all different directions?
There's just 2 different directions. I guess I was feeling artsy while doing it and wanted to give it a visual break.

Also I'm still considering pulling the 2 small sections that face the same way and replacing it with like a tub for a small garden.

As for the criticism I don't mind it. Like I said this was my first project I've ever done and well, wanted to jump head first into something large.

I'm off until February now however so expect a tree house and a 3rd floor by the time I'm back working
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:12 PM   #19
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I think it really looks nice

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