Hi all -
This is my 1st serious project, and what better to start then a merbau deck for our new home (what better way then to depreciate it's value ).
Seriously though, i thought I'd share my project with people that care to follow along. I'm not in anyway experienced, and being in IT (computers) some say that's where i should stay. Nevertheless, i am keen to push ahead and try this myself.
I may have omitted points along the way, but will try to explain all the steps that I'm going through, and are happy to here comments, advise etc as i go.
I'm doing this myself mainly due to the cost. The quote i got was for around $2600 and the guy was not certified (hmmm!). Like most people buying new homes at the moment, every cents goes on the mortgage and everything else has to start as DIY. The other reason is that i figure if i royally stuff this up, all i'm out is the cost of timber. This makes it fairly low risk.
Also, i want to start out thanking everyone that has advised and helped me to date, and those that i'm sure will help throughout this project (both on these forums and in my local area).