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Mini Post: Deck Rebuild –

By Wayne Halm –

With the old deck gone, it was time to start the rebuild.  I immediately ran headlong into the problem of working alone – there is no one to hold up the other end of things.

The problem was particularly frustrating during the very first task, leveling the new frame.  This stopped me cold for most of the day.  I tried resting the beams on things and nailing on the temporary posts, the results were never good.  After repeated attempts the frame was just not level.

Then the idea came to me to put a lag bolt half way into the bottom of the temporary posts.  This allowed me to raise and lower the frame precisely by simply turning the bolt.  A few minutes later I had the frame perfectly level.

The ‘magic’ lag bolts are hard to see in the picture and I don’t think my dog, Margie, was impressed.

The ‘magic’ lag bolts are hard to see in the picture and I don’t think my dog, Margie, was impressed.

For those unfamiliar, this is a lag bolt.

For those unfamiliar, this is a lag bolt.

(Click on any picture for a larger view – then use the browser ‘back’ button.)

Yeah, I was kind of proud of myself – another hurtle cleared!  Keep following and see what’s next.

Then — Come play golf with me.

 

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4 thoughts on “Deck Post 2 Leveling

  1. Aloha Wayne,

    As in golf, just when it feels hopeless, you find a simple “fix”. Hope you’re having fun with the project, although it doesn’t quite look as fun as the golf course.

    Cheers
    Josh

    • Aloha Josh,

      I really hadn’t thought about that. But it is a lot like golf. I’ve got to “play within my game”. I can’t make graceful precise curves here either, the most I can hope for is to keep it straight. Check back and follow my ‘adventures with the hammer’.

      A Hui Hou,
      Wayne

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