Quick update

The floor is coming along really well today! If all goes well (rain in the forecast for tomorrow), the floor will be done!

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Gun Deck

 Back in July we began building what we all call the gun deck.

This 900 plus square foot deck features a fire pit and gazebo in the middle, with gun cages and launching pads at the far end for skeet shooting.

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The decking will be made of composite while the railing and gazebo will be all cedar.

A cedar ceiling will go on the underside of the gazebo, which will look really great, as it will have lighting up under the roof  also.

Here you can see we have started the decking as it has the first row of picture framing around it.

I’ll be getting some more pics and update in a day or two.

 

 

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Gun Deck

Just wanted to show everyone the deck we are currently working on, which is located in a bean and corn field.

We are calling it the gun deck since it is for the purpose of shooting from.

As you can see in this photo, a central feature is the gazebo. In the middle of it will be a fire pit, with benches around the inside of the gazebo.

  The taller posts at the far end are going to be gun cages. The little platforms at the far corners will be the launching pads for the targets.

Right now we are putting the final touches on the framework so we can begin installing the decking. What you can’t see are the 42 footings we poured before we able to begin building the frame. In case you were wondering the deck is over 900 square feet making it the largest deck we have built to date.

Keep checking back as we will be updating as we go along, also watch for videos we do from time to time.

Thanks

Dave Ehrenberg

All About Decks Omaha

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Grandkids

All the grand kids  went together to visit the safari. Parked near the barnyard is this tractor and it was the first thing JJ (the one in the blue shirt) wanted to go to. I grew up driving green tractors just like this so it is fun seeing this pic of them on it. I can remember how I could hardly wait to get home from school during harvest and so I could sit on either Dad’s lap or Uncle Kieth’s while driving a tractor just like this.

 

 

 

 

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My Journey to Building Decks

A few years ago while installing conveyor systems and racking in warehouses, which I really enjoyed doing, I began thinking about the different jobs I’ve had and what it was that I really enjoyed doing in life. I realized the jobs where I was building or assembling something were the kind of things I really liked doing. I also thought about when I was raising PIGS 🐗  (yes it smelled 🙊, we had over 2,000 on the farm at all times!) how I missed being around people while I was working.

Working with other people, where we worked as a TEAM, has always been enjoyable and rewarding, so building a TEAM that builds things together was a goal I had.

In 2011 as I was working across four different time zones and was gone most of the time from Devonne (my wife), my kids and grandkids I knew then that I wanted to be at home with them more than just doing what I liked.

During that year I thought of a lot of things I could do, but I kept going back to construction, it was one evening in early December while in Minneapolis, snow was falling 🌨, and we were up putting on a steel roof, that I knew it was time, so I ended a 14-year career in the material handling business at the end of that month.

I immediately began looking for remodeling jobs and started studying for my Class D license, which the city of Omaha required.

In 2014 we sold our home and bought a house to remodel. All the while living in it and doing other remodeling jobs at the same time. I remember moving in to that house in late November, living in just the basement since the upstairs was being gutted and reconstructed. We had just the bare concrete walls with all our things stacked around our bed and couch. We had internet, but no TV, so we spent our evenings watching Christmas movies 🎅 on the internet. I have to say thank you to you, Devonne for going through all that with me.

During this time, I don’t remember exactly when, a friend of ours mentioned building decks. At first I didn’t think a lot about it but as time went on, what he said kept coming back to me. I finally decided to listen to those thoughts and go in that direction. So in the summer of 2015 I started building decks for others and not just the one in my own backyard!

I initially named my company Ehrenberg Construction, but when I decided on decks I wanted something with decks in it so in 2016 I started a dba (doing business as) All About Decks Omaha. Since then, we have built a number of decks, learning a lot, and at the same time trying to build a TEAM. Not always easy, but I really like doing what I’m doing!

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