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We’re proud of our edge, and I’m particularly pleased that it was my idea: I don’t know enough to have a lot of good ideas when it comes to carpentry, but once in a while I have one. The joists are ugly – built of pressure treated redwood – so they typically get covered by […]

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Today at dusk the last screw went in along the last chalk line – save the edge and railing, the first deck is done! It looks gorgeous, actually, with the boards laid diagonally so they take your eye out over the creekbed and into the trees, but it did take longer than we expected. Our […]

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This weekend we started on deck #1, which sits behind the Schoolhouse overlooking the creek and connects – or will connect – the Schoolhouse to the Library. We also learned about a new tool: the magical palm nailer. The deck was framed out before we got red-tagged, but this weekend we worked on rim joists […]

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