WA­TER­PROOF­ING SEALANT

CLEAR, PITTS­BURGH PAINTS, PITTSBURGH­PAINTS.COM

Do It Yourself - - Make It -

WALL TALK A re­cessed area on the back of the house was the ideal spot for mak­ing a big im­pact with a plank ac­cent wall, left. To start, Jes­sica and Kirk screwed a 1×2 header into the sof­fit that hung over the wall. They at­tached four ver­ti­cal cedar 2×4s to the header and the deck floor us­ing pocket holes and screws—one stud butts up against the gutter near the cor­ner of the house, an­other on the op­po­site end of the wall area, and the re­main­ing two along each side of the win­dow. Us­ing a nail gun, they at­tached the hor­i­zon­tal prestained cedar 1×4s to the studs, us­ing a paint­brush han­dle for con­sis­tent spac­ing be­tween the boards. They cut the boards neatly to fit around the win­dow (A). Since the deck is slightly sloped, the bot­tom boards were trimmed at an an­gle to cre­ate a flush fin­ish.

“WE HAD OUR LUM­BER DE­LIV­ERED SINCE WE COULDN’T FIT IT ALL IN OUR TRUCK. WE BOUGHT THE PERGOLA AND WALL LUM­BER TO­GETHER TO SAVE ON DE­LIV­ERY—SO WORTH IT!”

JES­SICA ENO, HOME­OWNER

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