Sunroom on the deck part 4

Sunroom deck construction 9
Sunroom deck construction 9

Finished putting the foam wedges on the other upright and cut the 2×8 upper header with a 3/8 inch deep by 1/2 inch wide rabbet to accomodate the upper edge of the safety glass ceiling panels.

 

 

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Sunroom on the deck

Sunroom deck construction 1
Sunroom deck construction 1

Starting today on the sunroom. Picked up lumber at Central yesterday and put in order to price aluminum flat bar. 2 inch x 10 ft. They had stock there but it was only 1-1/2″ wide x 6 ft long. Put the floor boards down and the spacers in place for the railing.

 

 

 

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Sunroom glass installation design

Sunroom Sketchup drawing 10
Sunroom Sketchup drawing 10

Earlier I talked about designing the sunroom with Sketchup software. I plan to span the 2×6 rafter 24 on center and the rafter are approximately 111 3/4 inches long. There will have to be blocking put in place, one for sure, possible 2 per rafter, to prevent the rafters from warping in the sunshine.

 

 

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Deck improvements with High rise skirting

High rise inspiration.
High rise inspiration.

The picture to the left is where the idea comes from. For lack of a better way to say it, let’s call this project high rise skirting. The idea is to improve the look of the lower portion of this deck and soften it with some curves.

 

 

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Deck rebuild

Mid way through deck demolition.
Mid way through deck demolition.

A friend asked me to take a look at a deck that was built many years ago. He recently fixed up some of the exterior fencing and now the deck needs some real TCL. Wow…no kidding. An hour into it I had to stop and call him. There’s some SERIOUS rot going on at the house threshold.

 

 

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