Winner: 2002 Deck of the Year - Paul and Carol
Day 0 (July 12):
These shots were taken shortly after the pool was erected and filled with water.
Day 1 (July 24, 2002):
The initial effort began... to verify if the altered plans for this deck would work and to see if we understood how this concept was to be followed. Materials were on site. One section for the perimeter deck was constructed and 4"x4" posts were cut to give a final elevation of the decked surface 1/2" below the pool's rim. By the end of this day it was apparent that something was not clearly understood from the initial plans, and it was also clear that the dimensions of the altered deck sections were good.
Day 2 (June 28th):
It was realized that the positioning of the Dek-Blocks was the problem. I had held them off the pool's support posts when they must held back off the pool's perimeter. That being done it was now apparent that this should work out fine so the time was spent constructing the second section and laying out a "jig" to support consistent construction of the jigs.
Day 3 (July 1st):
The main goal for this day was to cut sufficient lumber to produce the components required to build 16 or 17 identical sections of the 20 required. Components for 16 sections were cut and one section was constructed. Temperatures in the 90's... 5 hours and I'm shot.
Day 4 (July 2nd):
The remainder of the sections were constructed from the components produced previous day. 16 sections are now complete. The next step is to erect the sections on the posts. The more I thought on how I could do this by myself the more I realized that temperature was worse than yesterday. It's noon and I'm gassed! Decided it would be best to wrap the day and give more thought it the next steps.