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We bought a Hot Tub in August of 2000 and for the first year of operation we pretty much enjoyed it stand-alone. For shade we used a pop-up shelter. The plan always was to build seating and a more permanent shade arrangement. I began designing it shortly after the tub was installed, but then put off the construction until March.

At that time I changed the design completely, bought the wood, then slowly began the yucky tedious part: digging post-holes, setting post brackets and varnishing the redwood. As there would be a lot of water and chemical contact with the deck I chose to use some really heavy duty expensive varnish, and to also pre-varnish all the lumber before assembly. Past experience has shown me it's easier to varnish the hard to reach bits before they are hard to reach!

Between April and mid-July (with a brief vacation to WDW in the middle) I got all the boring annoying parts done and it was time for the tinker-toy part. I got most of it done by mid-August 2001, with only the canvas top left to go. As with most of our projects, the design changed on the fly quite a bit. The most major change was the top. I'd originally planned for a gazebo-type hip roof with a lattice covering. I suck at cutting rafters tho so I was not looking forward to that part. Late in the game (after the top beams were installed) I came up with the idea for the retractable canvas top. This was much easier to install, reduced the overall height, and would allow us to enjoy the stars at night. I did a test with a cheapo tarp and it worked great so we ordered a white 10x10 canvas tarp.

As of August 16th I only have the first 5 pics we took, which show the point where the posts are set and I'm installed the bench supports. More to come!

(Note: 2 pics have not much to do with the hot tub deck... we acquired a soda machine when my old company (and Kelleye's current employer) closed their Concord office. It's contents go well with the Hot Tub tho so...

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First Beams
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On the Level
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Pile of Lumber
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Bench Support
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Back Bench
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Kitty Hideout

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From the Patio
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Topped Off

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Beverage Machine
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Guinness Machine

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From the Beverage Machine
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Projector Test
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Hot Water + Movies = Ahhhhhhh

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