[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="The staining station where Christie tirelessly stained all 19 2x4s and 2 long 1x6 decking boards."][/caption]
Christie spent several hours over the weekend, staining our standard 2x4s and base boards, while I was finishing with the block laying. We chose a very red stain color, which matches the brick of our house very closely and contains all of the sealant stuff to help protect the wood for a long time. Hopefully we won't have to re-stain the wood any more often than 8-10 years or so.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Stained boards laying up against the matching brick of our house"][/caption]
With the last block in place, we are ready to start the framing!
See other phases of the project here:
- Initial Plans
- Phase 1: Masonry
- Phase 2: Staining
- Phase 3: Anchoring
- Phase 4: Framing
- Phase 5: Polycarbonate
- First heater night
- Phase 6: Move-in Day