This my rear deck I am building, and in the process of painting the pergola/posts etc and considering getting rid of the narrow steep stairs and constructing wide boxed stepped stairs for easy transition onto back lawn. For the merbau deck boards I used Intergrain Natures Timber Oil which was the best product for me so far.
Fantastic work @Sidney7. I'm sure you'll spend many happy times out on the deck with friends and family. We are looking forward to seeing you put the finishing touches to the area.
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That looks really good @Sidney7. Good stuff.
I like your idea of the wider steps and looking at your work so far, I'd say that you'd pull that one off nicely.
Great looking Sidney7.Would love to know what materials you used to create this.And how do you mount the timber to the facia?
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Thanks @bigboy2502, I enjoyed constructing the deck and pergola and used all treated pine, I had heaps of Bunnings vouchers to redeem so purchased everything from them. H3- 200x50mm for the bearer beams, rafters and joists, H4 for the 90x90mm posts and 90x19mm merbau decking boards. I decided to put polycarbonate corrugated roofing on half the deck for now and maybe to grow grape vine over the sunny exposed area.
I used corrugated joist hanger brackets to mount the rafters/ledgers to house fascia.
It would be nice to replace the big Stegbar slide window with a sliding door for direct access from lounge to the deck instead of going via the rear door all the time. Re the stepped stairs, I could bolt the 2 boxed stair frames to the base posts under the deck bearer beam where it is a snug fit.
Came up a treat - nice one @Sidney7
What colour are you painting the posts, rails, steps, etc?
Honeybear says she likes the 'classic cream' but I rather like that 'ironstone' or 'ironbark '' which would enhance and contrast nicely the surrounding garden, lawn and climbers, the side hardwood fence is that ironstone in colour.
I see you are a fan of Dulux Domino which I wouldn't mind as a fence colour
Using my computers graphics program I could fill in the deck/pergola framework to see what colours look like.