Here is the deck from the back yard.
All those crazy overgrown plants were removed, so we'll have to figure out how to plant grass.
The new deck is much sturdier than the old one. Before:
Now we have a gate close to the door of the house, so we can easily let the dogs out into the yard, or keep them penned on the deck.
The space between the new rails is too small for trapping skulls:
We're thrilled with the new deck. It looks great, the cedar smells good, and we're getting a lot of use out of it.
Our new problem is that a pair of woodpeckers have begun digging holes in the old wooden stairs and railing by the driveway:
I've watched them throwing splinters all over the driveway. Who knows what kind of delicious bugs they're finding in there. Replacing these junky stairs might be a project for next summer.