Well now it's looking a little more like this...
'B' has outdone himself putting up
8 billion all the retaining walls!
Backyard came complete with 2 superheroes. We decided to keep them.
Now that the decking is down, the alfresco looks so much larger.
'B' was stoked to have Dad's amazing carpentry skills on hand when it came to this area.
Main deck with pathway to deck outside the playroom. Garden of some description will be going in under the window to the right.
Looking back towards main deck. We extended the length of deck by 1.8m and a BBQ will be built into the section straight ahead at the end.
Outside the playroom. Will put a nice feature pot & plant in corner.
Looking a bit messy but we've been letting this area settle before putting some good quality soil & turf down. It's settled quite a lot, so we're glad we did wait.
So the plan from here is to sand & oil the merbau timber, stain the retaining walls, lay the turf and plant some kind of a garden (feeling a bit lost in this area - any advice would be definitely appreciated!) We'll most likely line the bottom retaining walls with merbau too as they're looking shabby right up next to the nice timber.
I'll leave you with an action shot! This was at the very beginning when Dad & 'B' were realising exactly how hard merbau is and many a screw had been snapped.
Oh and apparently it's not funny to comment the deck is feeling a bit springy (it wasn't). 'B' just rolled his eyes and groaned (apparently I'm predictable. Pffft) while poor ol' Dad looked momentarily horrified. Hahaha gave me a good chuckle anyway.