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rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


So the cabin got built. It's covered in housewrap right now but eventually I'll put siding on it.

But it was really just a prototype for the end plan. The idea is to build two larger cabins connected by a long deck. So a couple weeks ago, I got started.

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rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


it's for the DECK ok.

the plot called for something around 12x60, and being a nerd i went with 12x64 and I think it's gonna be the right size.

So here's all the loving PT lumber



and here's a longer view of it

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


Got the blocks all laid out close to straight and level.



They're every 4 feet. Ish.





Got the beams on em. Reasonably straight, all considered.





there's a 2' overhang on each edge, which gives the deck a nice floating look but i am worried that it will eventually sag at the ends. If that happens I guess I can just jam some pier blocks under there.





it gets hot as gently caress in the sun, but fortunately my friends the trees help me out there. It's only bad between 1 and 3.





done, except for the back part that I'm leaving off until I saw the deck boards straight so it can all be flush and nice.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


Got a shitload of redwood 2x6 delivered. about 1/3rd of it is nice and dry and the other 2/3rds are soaking wet.





nailed a board to the side and butted the others up against it




the picture doesnt show it well but it was SO PRETTY in the sun, shiny and caught the sun like an opal





this is the loving bullshit wet wood that I stickered. It'll be about 3 weeks drying before I get out there again, hope its dry enough.





this is as much as I've gotten done this far. see what I mean about how it looks nice & floaty?





farther away view






I bought $140 in stainless square drive screws. Square drive screws are so great. You don't have to push down with brute strength to keep them from camming out. I drove every single one of these 2 1/2" screws with a hand brace and it was easy and smooth and silent and it was wonderful and I took the time to indulge my OCD and every square on every square drive screw faces the same way.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


I hope you enjoyed looking at all these pictures of my big deck.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



I enjoyed it, also unfff, aligning the screw heads... Just the kind of thing I'd have done too. Eagerly awaiting an update.

Uncle Enzo
Apr 28, 2008

I always wanted to be a Wizard

Love it, how much drainage room did you leave between the redwood boards?

Fiend
Dec 2, 2001


The world needs more big decks, now go off into the world and make more big decks.

evilskillit
Jan 7, 2014

METAL TOADS


You should probably protect it with some big deck sealant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bg586-wl38

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


Uncle Enzo posted:

Love it, how much drainage room did you leave between the redwood boards?

however wide a #10 screw is

Not an Anthem
Apr 27, 2003

I'm a fucking pain machine and if you even touch my fucking car I WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU.


You are a sick, cool bastard and that is gorgeous

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


thanks everyone for the kind words and dick jokes

goin out sunday to waterseal what's down and throw on some more if they're dry enough. Should have more pix then.

Laminator
Jan 18, 2004

You up for some serious plastic surgery?


gonna need some pics of your little cabin in the woods


ps - I think one of your screw heads isn't squared up

Sputnik
Jul 21, 2003

I felt like a ninja, and my kung-fu was strong.



The effort and care required to align every loving screw head is just

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
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teh butts


Sputnik posted:

The effort and care required to align every loving screw head is just

it's not really as bad as it sounds . since I was using a handbrace it's just a matter of spending an extra 2 seconds to make sure it's right. overall I'd say doing all that by hand took me about maybe an extra 45 mins, maybe an hour

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


Laminator posted:

ps - I think one of your screw heads isn't squared up

n ... nnn .... no!!! NO!!!!

DrakeriderCa
Feb 3, 2005

But I'm a real cowboy!

By square drive you mean Robertson, right?

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


DrakeriderCa posted:

By square drive you mean Robertson, right?

yes, is there a different square drive that I'm unaware of?

PuTTY riot
Nov 16, 2002


cool deck OP

bobbilljim
May 29, 2013

this christmas feels like the very first christmas to me


at least there's 4 possible correct orientations for each screwhead

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


bobbilljim posted:

at least there's 4 possible correct orientations for each screwhead

actually there are only two

edit: O wait I see what u mean, yes

rotor fucked around with this message at 04:34 on Sep 1, 2014

DrakeriderCa
Feb 3, 2005

But I'm a real cowboy!

rotor posted:

yes, is there a different square drive that I'm unaware of?

Nah, I'm just making sure Mr.Robertson gets the credit he's due.

Wild EEPROM
Jul 29, 2011


oh, my, god. Becky, look at her bitrate.


Mr. Robertson makes the best screws gently caress all the others

slap me silly
Nov 1, 2009


Grimey Drawer

Wild EEPROM posted:

gently caress all the others

but for gods sake dont screw them

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


DrakeriderCa posted:

Nah, I'm just making sure Mr.Robertson gets the credit he's due.

o i c very good then

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





That sure is a long loving deck, man. I dig.

CuddleChunks
Sep 18, 2004



rotor posted:

I drove every single one of these 2 1/2" screws with a hand brace and it was easy and smooth and silent and it was wonderful and I took the time to indulge my OCD and every square on every square drive screw faces the same way.


Good lord what are you, some kinda weirdo supernerd?

<yospos.txt>

Oh, well carry on then.

That's a beautiful deck, though it's missing the usual crushed beer can flooring that comes with most of the projects my dad and his buddies made.

My Rhythmic Crotch
Jan 13, 2011



You could have some epic parties on that thing. If there were... you know, people around to invite.

fork bomb
Apr 26, 2010





I'd be willing to party on that deck.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
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teh butts


fork bomb posted:

I'd be willing to party on that deck.

you are always invited to do exactly that. if you need a place out in the country to party and get covered in poison oak, just let me know.

Fiend
Dec 2, 2001


rotor posted:

you are always invited to do exactly that. if you need a place out in the country to party and get covered in poison oak, just let me know.

I'll bring the moonshine and the banjo, you bring that purty mouth.

slap me silly
Nov 1, 2009


Grimey Drawer

I got a accordian, can I come

Fiend
Dec 2, 2001


slap me silly posted:

I got a accordian, can I come

Now all we need is someone with a harmonica and someone with a jaw harp and then we'll have a jug band!

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




Rotor our new property allows us to build a deck so you have inspired me, i'm going to build a deck to put next to Hausbus

though i'm going to be using Torx bits, as they are six-sided and require a max of 30 degrees adjustment away from their proper torque point to align, whereas square drive can be up to 45 degrees off

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

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teh butts


Jonny 290 posted:

Rotor our new property allows us to build a deck so you have inspired me, i'm going to build a deck to put next to Hausbus

hooray!

quote:

though i'm going to be using Torx bits

I am loving livid with rage right now you don't even know

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


Also building a deck, using torx bits. Hey it's europe and we don't even know what robertson bits are.

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


this here is some bullshit I tell u what

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


Hey cheer up, lets have a friendly UK style barbecue and boil some meat.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



Sounds good, I'll bring mince.

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PuTTY riot
Nov 16, 2002


rotor posted:

this here is some bullshit I tell u what

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