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My Deck

May 17th, 2007 at 11:47 am

Well I kind of new that if I got my brothers involved in any type of project it would a) cost me big bucks
b) take forever to complete
c) be filled with aggravation
I love my brothers dearly and I would rather give them the job rather than a stranger. I know that they could really use the money.
But I don't get treated the same way by them as they would treat a stranger. For a stranger they would have the job done as promised but b/c I'm their sister they are very lax. This happens all the time and I am getting fed up. I have to run out and buy the supplies. Be ready to help and also watch their kids. Supply them with food,drinks,etc.. The deck is pretty much sanded at this point, I know I could finish the rest on my own. I just need to do a little more sanding then stain and seal it.
The good news about the deck is that it should last about 10 more years not the three that I originally estimated. Once the wood was sanded down it was found to be in great shape except for the planks that were replace due to water damage. And that was only 6 planks.
One word of advice...Never, Ever, paint a deck. Just stain it and keep repeating the sealer once a year. It is such a big job getting the paint up. I will never do it again...

4 Responses to “My Deck”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    WE know. We have built many decks and we never paint!

  2. nance Says:

    We hired some guys to paint our house, and while we were gone, they painted the deck, too! It started peeling within a year, and was a total mess.

  3. Amber Says:

    I know exactly how you feel, when it comes to family things are always different. My sister will borrow money from a co-worker and pay them right back but me...it takes months

    I feel your pain, but hopefully if you have a little talk with them they would speed up and be a little bit more professional when it comes to your projects

  4. homebody Says:

    I just wish I HAD a deck. DH built OD one instead of us, but I have my fingers crossed for this year! Yes it's great that DH can do these kind of projects. We ripped ours out years ago because it was becoming dangerous to walk on.

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