I think it has been about a year since I started tearing out the old rotten deck. I did that totally on my own, over a period of a couple of months. It took about 6 trips to the dump with my pickup truck to haul all the rotten wood away. I managed to get most of it there while dry, but of course you cannot avoid the rain here. The last couple of loads did get wet, which added to t he weight when when I was paying at the dump.
So I’ve chronicled the re-building of my larger deck, and then there was a scheduling set back when I almost cut off my finger on the table saw. Then re-scheduling for 3 people took some time, and we finally all got together last weekend. It did not go off without some hitches, but we get soldiering on, and finished at 4:30 pm Monday. We thought we could finish MUCH earlier, so my friend could head back to south Seattle and avoid some of the traffic, but things just took longer than we thought.
I had to make 3 runs to the local hardware store, as we were 1 2×4 short, needed a certain type of nails and screws, and then we needed 1×2 cedar strips for trim.
The good thing about that is, during the construction we re-designed the railings and so I can return about $50 worth of the cedar strips. I’m very happy about that.