Yard's Retreat Project

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have been in the progress of rebuilding my deck and my fencing since sometime last year (it seems to never end). The windstorms took down several sections of the fence last winter. It was 10 years old and I decided to rebuild it since it was showing its age with wood rot in several areas and a couple of broken 4X4 post. At the same time, I tore down my pergola and the deck it covered, back to just framing. I replaced a couple of joist that were twisting and I had to pull out and replace one of the main columns for the pergola, since it was rotted at the base.

    We decided on this go around, to put a roof on the pergola. Our backyard is South facing and so it gets the brunt of sunshine all day in the summer, making it quite hot without any shade. It will also allow us to still use the deck during rainy periods as well. Everything is completed except some final paint on the column trim and touch up on the wood stain. This phase of the project will be done today.

    I also started the patio project this week while I was on vacation and ripped up a 20X15 section of grass. I took 1,100 lbs of yard waste to the landfill yesterday....that was a PITA to load & unload. The Paver stones will arrive late next week and I have to get all the prep work going. Pictures to follow on how that progress's. :cautious:


  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    How you gonna get Mexico to pay for it?

    Seriously, nice looking spread.
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    You have created a beautiful outdoor living space. Detail and craftsmanship. :5s:
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  4. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey++

    That's a good looking little retreat you have there, @Yard Dart !
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    If only I could get Mexico to pay for it!!!!!
  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    OMG! @Yard Dart I am NOT showing this to the wife. No, no, no, absolutely no way...
  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Great job Yard!
    Many times it seems that the projects that are the biggest PITA end up being the ones that we enjoy the most.
    I'd let you come out here and swing a hammer or wield a saw anytime you want;)
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  8. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Harmonious. Good for the Spirit.
  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Good Job Y.D.
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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Looks like Single Malt and Cigar country to me....:D Well Done, YD!! [winkthumb]
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    That turned out beautifully! I can see it was a PITA! You will enjoy that for years! I'm looking forward to the patio!
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Well done sir, well done! Like bandit says, do not let my bride see This!
    Dosent help that she likes to drift through the threads here any way, I'm sure she will see it and then you know what Ura- Ki is going to be building next, darn you!!!
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  13. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey++

    What he said ^^^
    I could see a pool table there as well!
  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    LOL, you must not be married.... pool table?! :LOL:
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  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Oh he is married, alright...
  16. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lovely! I had no idea you were such a good builder =)
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Electrical by day and carpenter at night....Mrs Dart is my foreman. I swing a mean hammer. :)

    Only if there was some of that great southern cooking to be had in the deal.... ;)
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  18. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Looks good not as good as my ornamental pond IMO though :)

    hog in wallow.
  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Show off.....nice bacon by the way!! [winkthumb]
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  20. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Oh, that wouldn't be a problem. My southern nurse also wields a mean spatula. If we were to build something she's been wanting she'd even do the beer run!
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