Mini Post: Deck Rebuild –

By Wayne Halm –

After leveling it was time to put in the support posts.  I bought some concrete blocks – and to my horror, discovered that I would have to cut them to fit.

Cutting concrete blocks was new to me, I had never done it before.  But the guy at Home Depot said I could do it if I bought a diamond encrusted saw blade.  (Sally commented that it seemed like a waste of good diamonds.)

I had no confidence – and no choice – so I got the blade.

The blade worked as advertised.  I was delighted.  Cutting the blocks was as easy  as cutting wood.  In a couple of hours I had the support posts in place.

 You might notice that I caved in and built temporary steps for my dogs.

I thought the posts looked pretty good.  You might notice that I caved in and built temporary steps for my dogs.


Here is the magic saw blade.

Here is the magic saw blade.


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

Cutting the blocks was a dusty process, but I was happy with the results.  Then I stood back and took the picture.

Yep, I left the door open – and yep, dust covered everything in the den!  It will take me a while to live that one down. 

Still, I have another “first” behind me, and the deck is progressing.  Check back tomorrow and see what happens next.

Then – Come play golf with me.


Click here to see what happens next – or –

Return to Golfing on Kauai Home Page  to see other post about the Deck Rebuilding process.

4 thoughts on “Deck Post 3 Support Posts

    • Aloha Jim,

      Yes, my wife is liking the idea of bigger. But I am learning that bigger not only costs more, it is heavier. By the time I get back on the golf courses I will be toned up and have to learn a new rhythm.

      A Hui Hou,

    • Aloha Josh,

      Thank you buddy. As you can see, I am learning as I go. And mai tais have now been reserved for you and Beth. The deck may indeed make a great 19th hole!

      A Hui Hou,

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