Ok so i had my deck made for me when i arrived in Canada but now i got a feel for the local ways i finally decided to get round to putting on the skirt.
What a job. Between the grade slope and the heights around the deck each piece of lattice was a custom fit.
I feel like a trim carpenter took an age to do.
So i started with putting down stone and then put down a 4x4 post flat on the stone. Pounded that down and used 2x4 and framed up to the deck. Then 12 inch nails through 4x4 into ground. Strip of half 2x4 on top of 4x4 set back for lattice to but up against.
Fit lattice in and then trimmed out with strips all the way round. All screwed in place. Deck is also all screws thats how i spec d it at the time.
Deck is topside cedar undercarridge pressure treated.
I was not going to spring for cedar lattice way too costly and i am about to restain the whole deck after stripping it courtesy of Behr paints so the stain will change the pressure treated lattice to look like cedar. Good enough i dont see it and Bunny Fu fu wont mind i am sure and i could not care less about NN.
Then on the side i improvised and made a access door using a lattice and my shop machines.
Cut a piece of 1x6x8 in half both ways. Then dadoe an edge for the lattice to ride in and sandwhiched the lattice between the pieces top and bottom. Added same set up on the side and mitred the corners. Added some ply triangles used loads of glue and voila one access panel. Sturdy enough i dont go under there and now it will be the hide of out of wasps and bumble bees.
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Next up Stain.