Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Addition to the Family

Some folks have mentioned that I never posted pictures of the renovated deck. That's because it didn't get it's finishing touch until Thursday.

Here's the old deck and I do mean old. The average life expectancy of a deck is 10-15 years. Ours was 22.


If you click on this link, you'll see a 10 second time lapse of the demolition and construction.


Here's the new deck, much larger as you can tell. It also fixed many structural problems from the old deck which was never built right in the first place.

I gained almost 3 more feet of width in my outdoor kitchen. And the cap on the side rails acts as counter space.

I moved the Big Green Egg back out there.

Looks good but it still needs a little....something. Ah! I know!

The final touch arrived Thursday.

Yes - we have TWO Big Green Eggs now!
Look at that virgin white interior!

The new one is Alexis' and it is going to be used primarily as a brick oven for baking, roasting, and such. The original Egg will continue to be my workhorse and get all of the messy barbecue work.

Gotta go, I have to get to work on staining and tiling the table.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful new deck, Chris. This is very exciting! Can we look forward to Alexis posting some of her creations as well? The time-lapse was a fun little piece, too, and was like a quick HGTV show that cut straight to the big reveal.

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  2. Great looking deck Chris! Congratulations to Alexis on the new BGE too. Looking forward to seeing it in action!

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  3. Two eggs.....I can't stand it. Are you and Alexis going to have throw downs?

    Seriously, that's a cool deck Chris. We're all looking forward to more of your delicious creations whipped up on your new deck.
    Sam

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  4. Wow! Congratulations on a good job! It looks great and love those eggs!

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  5. OMG and I can't even afford ONE BGE - you dawg!! ;) Seriously though, they are a lovely pair on a very beautiful deck. Can't wait to see all your new creations.

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  6. Looks great - any trips to the ER? Any tell-tell blood stains? Any body parts nailed down? Does the big Green Egg come with that handy-dandy stand?? Where would I get one of those? Home Depot? I don't think I've ever even seen one around here but surely we must have them! When you said it can be used as an outdoor oven well that got my attention!

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  7. TWO green eggs!!!! Congrats on the deck and on the new member of the family. I can see some really fun posts in your future (not that they haven't already been)! Love that little time lapse thingie.

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  8. The deck looks wonderful!! And of course, YAY FOR TWO EGGS!!!

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  9. I know you must be a proud papa - the new deck looks great.

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  10. Looks great. A lot of work but you will get years of enjoyment.

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  11. It's a beauty! And the time lapse makes it look so easy. How cool that you have two eggs! Double the fun!

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  12. It's beautiful...I'm pea green with envy :)

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  13. Well done, Chris. It looks wonderful and will bring you great pleasure. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. The new deck looks great Chris! I'm sure you and your family will have hundreds upon hundreds of hours enjoyed out there....

    Congrats to Alexis on her big green egg. I'd love to see what she bakes up in it. Sounds like a fun and unique way to bake:)

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  15. Your new deck looks great! Congratulations of the new addition. I can't wait to see what you and Alexis bake/roast in the new BGE!

    Kim in MD

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  16. You're positively glowing, Chris. Congrats on the new addition!

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  17. A new green egg,I am jealous. I got my fingers crossed for Christmas.

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  18. I see your new beautiful deck has a smoker's corner. Get it? hee hee. Love the new egg, can't wait to see what you make next.

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  19. Great looking deck and congrats on the new egg! Show us how the tile job turns out.

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  20. Great deck...but TWO green eggs? Man, color me green with envy.

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  21. LOL His and hers eggs - AWESOME, but 3 more feet of kitchen - Heaven!

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  22. How many work you’ve had for the deck but effort paid it off!
    Hope delicious meals – double- for 2 eggs for you :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  23. Wowzas! That's a huge deck. Nice! Oh, and those two eggs are just begging for you to have a party on the deck.

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  24. I feel like I should send a pram or something.
    Beautiful. ~Mary

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  25. So funny. When you first wrote that you had three more feet of space I thought, I'm going to tell Chris that he should get another green egg. Great minds think alike I guess!

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  26. Lucky girl! Can't wait to see all the new creations.

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  27. ou lovely!! now u can have a beautiful barbecue outside ehh??

    Have a fabulous week!!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  28. Awesome new deck! Every family needs two Big Green Eggs :-)

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