The Petty Home, a turn-of-the-century Queen Anne, is being fully restored by Miles Honeycutt. Miles is the same general contracter who oversaw restoration of the Clapp-Ferguson home and Winston's Broken House, both in the Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood. Miles is restoring the home in keeping with historic elements of the original house to a single family dwelling. Check back often and watch this great home come back to life.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Decked Out

Through the soaring temperatures this weekend Jon managed to finish the deck. I was honestly a little worried that we would find him dead in the back yard but he's a champ and pulled though. We couldn't be more pleased with the finished product and the back yard is really starting to come together.

 The built in bench is finished and will get use this week for a small 4th of July cookout. Now we just need to get a larger outdoor table for the space. I'm thinking of building one myself - maybe some sort lattice of wood or even poured concrete with steal legs? MORE PROJECTS!

We also need to put down a protectant for the deck now. We'll wait a few weeks for the pressure treated wood to completely dry out, but that won't take long in this heat. Likely we will go with an oil based semi-transparent deck stain. This seems to give the best bang for your buck in terms of how often you have to re-apply and protection.

Ludo is such a good model. I didn't have to give him any direction at all.

Next week Jon will begin work on the pergola and patio. Can't wait!