Not Grappa.... that's an Italian liquor!
But now that I think of it,
we could've used a giant bottle of Grappa
to smooth the edge of a stressful homebuilding hiccup
that happened over the weekend! :)
But no being negative.....
Here's a toast to something positive!
The temporary decking is gone and we get to ogle our new Garapa deck boards!!
I was never tempted by the manmade vinyls, Trex etc
and I'd had my fill of splintery pressure treated wood
that needs to be regularly sealed and stained.
Garapa is a Brazilian hardwood
and though it can be sealed to maintain the honey brown color,
we'll be letting it weather naturally
and eventually it'll turn silver gray.
I sort of wish that I had the motivation,
and energy to try and maintain the honey color,
but life's too short to be routinely sanding and schlepping sealer
on several hundred feet of deck boards.
So gray it will be!
|North Corner.... Awaiting the stairs|
In the forums of my favorite online website for home advice, Gardenweb,
the name that came up most often as the "go-to" guy
for hardwood decking was
George the owner of East Teak Hardwoods.
We had a pretty big order and there were little to no "bad" boards,
so East Teak was a Gardenweb winner!
Who's coming to visit and share a cup or glass of something on the veranda?
I promise I'll have railings one of these days!