Mike does more than work in the shop making cool, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.
He also builds DECKS, FENCES, GATES, and he also REMOVES TREES!
This deck was rotten underneath, with a dangerous risk of people falling through! Time to replace the structure. Some of the top boards were still fine & were re-used in the new deck platform.
The old rotting deck had been on the front of the house where the wind blows, and it faced the busy street. It was mostly un-usable due to the temperature (especially in fall/winter/spring) and lack of privacy.
Re-located to the side of the house from the front, the new deck required new footings, supports, and stairs.
The new deck is completed by re-using the railing pieces from the old deck. With option for a future gate.
And it's UP! From a guy who loves to make jokes about playing with wood, this is what Mike deemed 'the great erection.'
Great fences make great neighbours... or something like that! Did you know the Dryden bylaws allow an 8-foot fence height for backyards? It'll keep the deer out!
Ziggy kept an eye on things throughout the project.
Installation of the boards.
The gates for this project are made with 4x4 posts Mike milled himself. The grains add additional uniqueness to the look of this fence.
These 6x6, low-profile solar dusk-to-dawn fence post caps really give off a beautiful glow and complete the look. (Gate still to be installed.) You can find these post caps here.
These trees needed some TLC. Two were dying and needed to be removed.
Life is just one big adventure with this guy around.
We are big fans of "Moffat in the morning" on Tofino's Tuff City radio station. We stream his shows on weekend mornings even while we work on projects!
It isn't as easy as it looks.
We mill some, we chop some for firewood... it all depends what you want to do with the wood, if anything.
It's amazing this tree was still standing at all, but the stump will make a one-of-a-kind table top next year after it dries.