Over the weekend, the mother repainted the deck. This was after she spent an extensive amount of time caulking and doing other repairs and after I had replaced a few wayward boards. I’ll be doing just a bit more work on the deck in the not so distant future.
This has been an almost annual ritual since I rebuilt the deckfloor back in 1996. If I had had a choice way back then, I'd have loved to use one of those composite deck floors instead of pressure-treated lumber.
This brings me to our friends over at Better Homes and Gardens. If a deck is in your future – and, depending on where you live, you’ve still got a good chunk of summer to get cracking – you’ll definitely want to check out their Web site on all things deck-related.
Among the highlights of the complete list of BHG.com deck resources are:
10 things to know before starting- perfect for first time deckees
Designing the perfect deck – make your deck shine while still saving $$$$
wood-deck maintenance - keep your deck immaculate for years to come
10-point safety checklist - deck safety tips from The National American Deck & Railing Association
Unfortunately, the deck at This D*mn House is pretty humble. It’s nothing so grand as these. Aren't they pretty?