In the meantime, we've decided to start on the front deck. This deck will extend from our front door and over our existing patio. After much research, Ben has decided to use Ironbark wood as opposed to Merbau. During the research process he found that Merbau leaches quite a bit of the colour over time. Ironbark also has the highest strength rating, S1. He's using treated Pine for the posts. Bunnings has been our favourite place for the last few weeks. We've spent so much of money there that I think we should consider buying some shares in the company.
So proud of Ben, he worked for a whole week all by himself constructing this deck. I only really helped to screw in the timber slats and broke a few drill bits in the process. He's never built a deck before and I think he did a pretty good for a first timer. Now for the back deck.