In June 2004 my small family moved into a new home. The backyard was landscaped simply with some roll on turf and paving. After spending several weeks designing a layout for the yard we decided that building a deck around the garden shed we had put in would add both visual interest to the garden as well as creating a pleasing multi level effect.
The idea of building a deck was exciting to me, and would be far and away the most ambitious external construction project I had attempted. Deck building is several steps beyond constructing timber fences and privacy screens that I had done before. I decided that to help track my ideas and efforts that went into the deck building that I would keep a small diary of the whole project. And this is it.