My knees hurt, my back hurts, my arm hurts but really I'm not complaining...really.
We canceled our planned motorcycle trip to the Sand Dunes to continue work on this project. It turned out to be a good decision because riding a motorcycle in the rain is much worse that having to stop working periodically and we have a nice dry house right nearby.
Since this day was a lot of repetitive work I don't have much to add but I will list a few things we learned along the way.
- Framing accuracy is EVERYTHING. I know this from hanging drywall but I was reminded of the importance here. We did our best to be precise when laying out and installing floor joists and posts but even with the best of intentions we had to spend a lot of time getting things to work out.
- Wear knee pads. I spent most of the day making the cuts on the compound miter saw but even spending a short time crawling around on the deck sure caused some pain. My husband was the smart one and wore knee pads all day but he was still hurting at the end.
- My next project will be a square structure not an octagonal one :)
Here are some more pictures:
Brooke holding the boards in place