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Portions of the original floor, which was one inch by four-inch wood slats, and replacement flooring we installed in 2004 starting deteriorating so we replaced the entire floor with five fourths by six inch flooring.


gazebo

The removal and disposal of the old flooring was a slow and tedious process and it was no surprise that once we removed the flooring we found more damage below on several of the floor joists.

gazebo

The gazebo measures eighteen feet across at the widest point, some cinder-block stone pillars have shorter lengths of boards meeting in the middle,i and we attached boards on the staggered floor joists to allow a continuous straight line of nails across the wider portioons of the gazebo.

gazebo

We initially coated the treated lumber with Thompson's Water SealNj which later only trapped dirt within the coating. I tried bleaches and power washing without any success and eventually we decided to paint the floorboards.

gazebo

We built a wooden box to house the water supply with two lengths of garden house to wash down the gazebo and the adjacent pool deck and for the pool cleaner and some miscellaneous pool cleaner parts.


Links

The Main Index Page
Our Home Index Page
The Great Room, Page One
The Great Room, Page Two
Rear Wall, Main Floor
Rear Wall, Main Floor
The Waterfall
The Middle Bedroom, Page One
The Middle Bedroom, Page Two
The Gazebo, Page 1
The Gazebo, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 3
The Side Yard & Garden
The Master Bedroom, Page 1
The Master Bedroom, Page 2
The Master Bedroom, Page 3
The Master Bathroom, Page 1
The Master Bathroom, Page 2
The End Bedroom
The Pool Area
The Hallways, Page 1
The Hallways, Page 2
The Children's Den, Page 1
The Children's Den, Page 2
The Stairwell, Page 1
The Stairwell, Page 2
The Children's Bathroom, Page 1
The Children's Bathroom, Page 2
The Main Floor Den, Page 1
The Main Floor Den, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 1
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 3
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 4
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 1
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 5
The Front Porch