The customer and I graduated from the same college and came way of a fraternity brother I have done work for in the past. They had a deck that was sad and overgrown with landscaping. I took down all of the unecessary bushes and doubled the size of their deck finishing it off with composite decking and railing.
The deck before I started pulling weeds and dead bushes.
Here is the other side of the deck to get a better idea of what it looked like before.
Decking framing complete with the extension to the right of the slider.
I had to add an additional beam because of the cantilevered fireplace box.
The complete and finished deck. Yes, it was raining when I finished. It rained a lot during this build and I got very wet.
Nice, open deck. I decided to leave one tree. It was the best of the bunch.
See...the tree was nice and tall and added a little something to the new deck.