We used composite decking with hidden under-mount screws. While it wasn't hard, it was a pretty tedious process of laying in the dirt and screwing on the boards from underneath. I aligned the boards with a spacer, and occasionally had to pull or push the board to get it into just the right spot before the Hubs screwed it in.
While we took turns with the "below the deck" job, I seem to only have photos of the Hubs looking tough under the deck.
And me looking pretty lame sitting on top of it.
I did, for the record, assist him with handing down beer occasionally, which is a pretty important part of the project ifIdosaysomyself.
When we were a little over half way complete, the boys woke up from nap to discover that their dance floor had magically reappeared, so we took a dance break to celebrate. It included a little of this...
And a little of this:
Which is a perfect representation of my kiddos. One who loves a stage and is always putting on a performance, and the other that charges head on exuberantly into life. By the end of the day we happily completed the refacing of the "old deck" and it was amazing.
Sure, the rough ends are uncut, there are no railings and there are no stairs. But there is space to dance, drink a cup of coffee and grill a burger, and that's all that really matters, right?
It felt like such a major hurdle to get to this stage, I'm going to ignore the fact that this looks like a pretty sorry after photo. It's going to look amazing when it's all done you guys- you're going to have to trust me on this one.