All done. That outer edge was cut using a circular saw. You would be surprised to learn that a circular saw can indeed cut a curved line. Just make sure you wear hearing protection. These types saws are loud enough as is, but with the added friction of the circular blade rubbing against the kerf cut… trust me when I say it gets loud.
Well, by the time I was done this level my nerves were about shot! Between bad boards and just plain ol’ having a bad day and not to mention I forgot to install the 1/2 inch plywood banding around the perimeter **prior** to installing the decking. Oh well. I’ll have to figure something out.
I first installed a few upper and lower portions of the blocking and thought about how to cut the curves. I choose to use a reciprocating saw but not only was it a rough cut, my arms continued to shake after the saw was off! 🙂 I used 1/2 inch pressure treated plywood as a banding to cover up the blocking.