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Archive for March, 2012
Posted by rjd | Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:37 AM | 3,494 Views
(3) three coats down, (3) coats to go...
Posted by rjd | Mar 24, 2012 @ 09:27 PM | 3,331 Views
Slept on it, tweaked it, and I'm going to live with it...

My next step was to seal the underneath side of the deck (no pictures), prime the deck for staining. (Pictures are of primed wood only). Originally, I was going to use a Golden Oak stain; however, I selected an amber marine varnish, so I may go straight to varnishing.

Regarding the wood I selected, I used alder, two types of mahogany, and a hardwood we brought back from Costa Rica when I was a child. This wood was used for the king plank and toe rails. I originally thought it was a type of purple heart; however, now I'm not sure. The wood is heavy, bridle, and hard. Any thoughts on what it may be?
Posted by rjd | Mar 23, 2012 @ 01:54 AM | 3,540 Views
The Toe Rail has been installed; however, I'm not happy with how the piece on the stern turned out. I'm going to sleep on it.
Posted by rjd | Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:58 PM | 2,978 Views
Did I mention that this was my first attempt at planking a deck? In other words... anyone can do it.

Just finished rough sanding the deck to taking out the rough and uneven flaws. However, this revealed some "bigginer's mistakes" that I will need to try to fix before I continue.
Posted by rjd | Mar 15, 2012 @ 01:52 AM | 3,312 Views
I've made a little progress on planking the deck. I hope to move to the "sanding" phase by the weekend.
Posted by rjd | Mar 08, 2012 @ 01:40 AM | 3,598 Views
One word blog... "Progress."
Posted by rjd | Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:29 AM | 2,978 Views
The king plank has been centered and installed, and the first pair of planks attached using construction paper as caulking.