Now this is more like it! It took 6 hours of planing, sawing and screwing yesterday, but we now have something that kids (and adults) can use. I am trying my best to convince the girls that imaginary walls are just as good or better than the real thing, but they’re not buying it!
We are really happy with the way our salvaged cedar worked out. It is just amazing how intact it can look once 1/8″ or so is stripped off. There were a few that I had to give up on, since they were weathered too deeply, but as you can see, I was able to “fix” enough to create the entire deck surface. Click here to see my “before” and “after” sample pieces. And we’ve got lots of shorter pieces left over that we can use for other projects.