Oh, I don’t know, the Parkour Method of getting up on the deck helps keep me in shape.
For three weekends, this was my life. A drill, a driver, a bucket of screws, a clamp, a screw template, two spacers, and a towel to kneel on. And a cat. Always a cat.
Each plank of decking was 20 feet long. They’re made out of a composite of wood fiber and plastic, and the longer they sit in the sun the more bendy they are. Imagine carrying a spaghetti noodle that weighs about 70 pounds. You get the picture. Just getting them into the shop so I could chop them to length was a challenge. It wasn’t until the deck was almost done that I realized I could have probably just set up my saw outside near the planks.
It wasn’t hard.