Step 24: The End
Any comments good or bad are appreciated. Suggestions are also welcome but I don't plan on another octagonal deck.
This is my first instructable and it has been interesting.
A couple of things;
-I sanded and refinished the deck in 2009. I probably will do it again in 2012.
-The reason for pushing the deck planks tight together came from my local lumber yard person who noted that shrinkage will occur regardless, but less with cedar than PT. His opinion has been vidicated since very little shrinkage has ocurred. My fence pressure treated fenceplanks have shrunk about 1/2 inch in width in the last 6 years.
-The deck has been very sturdy, even when a full band with instruments has been playing on it, no shaking or bouncing. (good lattice.)