My Wood Deck

I am not a wood restorer…not at all. I have never really cleaned much wood other than for myself and I don’t really have much call for cleaning wood. I would kind of like to learn how…but I don’t really see that happening in my market as there is very little wood around here. Anyway, I was just gonna give you guys that are in a different area and have the opportunity to pursue this market…a little insight into how proper care of wood can really make a difference in the length of life of wood features on a home.

This is a picture of my deck at the lake. This deck is 23yrs old and still in great shape. Also, this deck has never been cleaned as it should have been…I have always just used a white tip and blasted off the mold and mildew. After that abusive cleaning, I would allow it dry and then treat it with Behr Honey Gold semi-transparent stain…this has been done about every 3-4yrs…kind of based on how it was looking. At any rate, if you will learn the proper techniques for wood and if you can get your customers onboard with regular maintenance of their wood…it is surprising how long it will look good and be serviceable…and it will put MONEY in your pocket. This picture was taken about a month ago, it had just been washed the day before but not yet treated.


That’s what she said



NIce view, and the deck looks pretty.

If you have to do any repairs in the future, check your code. The lawyers and politicians write a lovely how to on stairs and handrails.

Intercommunicating stairway - this is a fascinating read.,back%20from%20the%20leading%20edge.

That’s an awesome deck. A lot of room to move around.

Would make a heck of a dance floor for guys that can own the stage like @garry.cooper


Is that a colostomy bag on his hip?

Don’t be jealous Brian, if you practice hard you too can have moves like that.

Think what you could have been if you had dance lessons instead of piano! Hahahahhsahha


GA Power sets the code for our lake…inspections say that the only issue is distance between spindles…mine are too widely spaced for the new code. But, ya know what…if I need new spindles…I will just replace them one at the time and the new one will go right in the place of the old one…and I can do that within the rules. If you tear down and rebuild…it has to be to code.


I read a very interesting legal opinion, basically this company came in and tore down a building, removed everything except for a cornerstone from the 1800’s, then built up around it (incorporating the cornerstone). Anyway the state tried to make them pay for this and file for that, but their lawyers won saying it was a remodel. Can’t remember the specifics, but it’s enough to know that the loopholes exsist.