Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mounting Lam Beams

Mounting the lam beams was pretty easy with two people.  The only difficulty was getting the right number and right size of bolts, washers and nuts.   We are lucky to have so many Lowes and Home Depots close by!

Derek made a decorative cut on the cross beams, and then I spent a 12 hour day sanding it all.
The sanding was easy compared to staining everything.  I knew that was not going to be fun when Derek wasn't offering to help.

The penefin stain is really thin and is hard to not make a mess.  It was a long day, but I was happy on how it looked and happy to throw my clothes away.

The next step was pouring the concrete around the posts, 38 sxs.

Then leveling the pad underneath for stamped concrete.....


  1. Looking GREAT!!! Hope you have it all done by Thanksgiving. :-)

  2. Wow. Just beautiful. Do you ever sit still? Pk