One more day and we will have the back part of the deck complete. I think we might have finished the back today but we ran out of lumber. We need two more 2 X 8's. Well, actually we need one more and we need to exchange a 2 X 8 that we already have in our possession.
All the boards today were purchased from the same batch. They were all fairly close in size but one board was thinner and 1/4 of an inch wider. These boards needs to be very very close in size because they form the top of the railing. It's a long run and will be very visible if the boards do not match up. There is only so much sanding you can do to make the boards seem seamless.
We are holding steady to our projected last deck board installation (on the main deck) coming on Thursday. But don't hold your breath. Then there is the long stairway on the back of the deck that needs to be rebuilt. Will we ever get done?