, The custom furniture cost roughly the same as the lighting and electrical labor costs were given a clean, fresh coat of paint in a light gray palette Benjamin Moore s Silver Satin and long white linen drapes layered with sheers were hung high to frame the tall double doors leading to the outdoor deck.
, A deck project diary of sorts, lots of pictures Did you cover the outside edge of the X floor frame with too I have been thinking about doing my deck we re going to stain it The color should be pretty easy to match, and we weren t super hot on the additional materials cost and labor, TBH.
, Here s how our budget looks so far, based on our current expenditures Building Budget e A few other caveats While we have hired out a few large jobs (foundation, geothermal), much will be done by us and our wonderful friends and family members Which means that labor costs are minimal.
A fairly new phenomenon (compared with what s out there today) in the outdoor construction and decking industry, Ipe is growing ever stronger with each season So what s with this wonder deck board When you hire a decking contractor you can expect slightly higher labor costs DIY deck jobs using Ipe will take more
, Over the past several months we have written about tropical decking choices, Ipe importing seasons, and Ipe pricing fluctuations This week we To maximize the stability of exterior lumber and to showcase consistent vertical grain striping on the face, a lot of decking lumber is quartersawn This exposes
an innovated new deck weatherproofing system with fastening capability called Fastendry As more and more homeowners look to maximize the use of their outdoor space, dry zones under raised decks are growing in popularity Now deck builders can create dry zones while realizing significant labor and cost savings.
, Using solid sections reduce the labor and cost of fastening a multiple member together In addition, the solid section has For applications such as exterior decks, or other areas where resistance to termites and fungal decay is required, we offer Parallam Plus PSL The product is made from southern
, Budget (including labor) , for the entire project Purpose The homeowner wanted to be able to dine and lounge in her outdoor space The original backyard had a lawn, a mature cherry tree and a rotting wood deck surrounding the tree, encroaching on its root system By removing the lawn and the
Mar , Meanwhile the product is used for so much more than decking causing many disparities in pricing and quality This is a a kiln dried and tongue and grooved Ipe board is a terrible option for an exterior deck and it is more expensive due to the higher waste factor and greater labor required to manufacture it.
, Specifically, the trim around one of our exterior windows was rotting away How can you Knowing that this cost is almost entirely labor, we figured we could do better, and we did! There are special trim screws for this, but we found the same thing for less marketed as decking screws for composite decks.