Rebuilding Our Deck


Our plan was to replace the railing around the deck, replace the floorboards that were rotten, build a privacy wall with a gate and stairs on the driveway side, and add a landing platform so we could reconfigure the steps to make then safer into the pool area.
We used the prefabricated rail sections since we thought they would be easiest to work with. For the privacy fence, we used 1x2 slats stacked on top of each other on both sides and then added the decorative trim on top. We used BEHR redwood stain on the entire deck to help blend the old wood with the new wood. My hubby also built me the cute planter you can see in the lower right of the picture for me to grow herbs and flowers in.
Here is what the deck looks like today. All of our furniture was purchased at a thrift store or off Craig's list and repainted.
The only before pic we have is the one from the MLS listing, which is poor quality, but you can see the unsafe railings and how the deck was configured before we added the additional landing.

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