Sunday, July 10, 2005

deck update

The first crucial supports are leveled and in place. Since the elevations are so varied, this had to be done perfectly.

Clay adds support braces so Babar can break dance on the deck when it is done.

The trusses are now placed 16" apart across the top of the beams.

Mountain Dew, of course.

Aaron and Ken make sure supports are properly placed against the house.

Henry helps his dad.

Clay makes another lumber run.

Joe gets into the act.

Tree is boxed in. Aaron says Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud.

Testing it out.
Stay tuned.


At 4:53 PM, Blogger dlr said...

Your deck will be bigger than our last house! Prairie girl, what's the name of the picture in your kitchen of all the threshers eating?

At 6:12 PM, Blogger prairie girl said...

Hey, we made that observation already! Actually, it is also bigger than Clayton's current house and we think, since it never rains in Bakersfield or gets below 70 degress, they ought to just build a giant deck! We look forward to having your family out for a cookout when we are done with the project!

The name of the picture is Dinner for Threshers by Grant Wood and can be seen at

Someone just told me that there is a big Grant Wood exhibit at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa art museum and they are bringing in several of his pieces on loan from other galleries. We are interested in driving over to see it one of these day.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger prairie girl said...

that address should say

At 6:14 PM, Blogger prairie girl said...

I must be doing something wrong...after threshers it is.html

sorry about that.


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