First I wanted to thank everyone who gave me advice on putting up window casing with jambs that stuck out too much. I planed them down and the trim looks great.
My next project: We want to install a deck in a yard that has a slope to it..
The problem I have is that the fence separating us from the neighbor is only 6′ high and I don’t want to replace it just yet. If I build a deck that’s, say, 18″ high, I’m going to be looking over into the neighbor’s yard (and I should mention that I’m 6’5″ tall, which doesn’t help).
Is it possible/wise to excavate a little bit of the rise of the yard so that the deck doesn’t rise more than 10 or 12 inches (lower if possible).
I’m trying to avoid building a patio, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.