The Grand Fence & Deck Post

We've wanted a new fence ever since we moved into the house, but have been putting it off in favor of other things. Well, no more!

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I was impressed by the fence crew. They did an excellent job on the fence, even angling the gate to account for the grading by the edge of the house:

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One of the reasons we waited to put the fence in was so we could do a deck at the same time. And part of the reason we went ahead with the installation was that our old porch wasn't going to last a lot longer. My apologies to anyone who actually stood on this:

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When we first moved in I built some wooden stairs to cover the rusted metal ones.

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That was probably a good thing, considering how they look now:

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But they're gone now, and a much larger deck is going in! Because of the location of our back stairs, we had to do most of the deck as a free-standing platform separated from the house. It's basically two squares that intersect at the corners: a little one at the back door and a big one that is the main deck area.

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More pictures soon, when it's complete.