Friday, June 29, 2012

The Deck Roof

We really love our Oregon weather. The rain and the sun. Yes, we do have sun. Summers, which officially start on July 5th, rarely have rain. While we love the sun, our dining table gets bathed in the setting sun right at dinner time. It's hot and often blinding. Putting a roof on the deck solved that problem and will allow us to sit outside and watch the rain without getting wet. It was the perfect solution!

Step 1, paint the ceiling . . . before it's on the ceiling.
Then do some building.

It helps to have a big toolbox with lots of useful tools . . .
. . . and a handy guy.
Princess decided to do some building of her own.
We have a roof!
The shingled part.
The rain gutter and pretty flowers that LK planted. We are waiting for the flowers to fill the baskets.

A place to hang a bird house and a hummingbird feeder.
We have to thank my parents for the deck and roof. It was their gifts (Home Depot gift cards) that paid for it all. To honor and thank them, we had this placard made.
We love our deck!


  1. Wow! Great stuff. The roof is awesome. Love how you had that placard made to honour your parents' gift. So sweet. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you, Sheri! They were pretty tickled when they saw the placard. :)

  2. That is an incredible experience to eat dinner outside and simply be able to witness the beautiful sunset or rain. Wow, putting up a deck is definitely the solution. It provides you shelter and protection, just when you need it most. ;)

    1. We completely agree, Brendan! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :)