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Deck in a day Project - Day 3

Deck boards all but finished

Laying the decking has progressed and is now near completion. The light grey green deck boards - unstained as of yet - will turn a light tan brown, thereafter fading as does all outdoor timbers - to a light grey - unless stained with decking oil.

Out with the vacuum for final clean up

Nearly done with the basic deck. The slightly untidy edges will have a bordering frame of 38x19mm treated roofing battens to give a better finish to the edges.

Enough bits left over to make a small three-legged pottering bench come seat.

The single leg is positioned at the rear to ensure a stable platform or seat.

Little bit of tidying to finish..

Photographer has a celebratory drink
Job Done - other than the beading edge, but still enough to warrant a glass of red wine!

Rain water was able to percolate down through the gaps in the deck boards and then into the normal drainage passage which was already in-situ.

Always avoid a 'water trough' under this type of deck. It will not be able to evaporate so quickly and could become stagnant with the attendant smell.

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