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Old 08-28-2014, 09:15 AM  
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Of course you are at a DIY forum so we normally don’t consider costs other than raw materials and then the pleasure is in the doing. Iron work is not in everyone’s bag of tricks though I do understand.

The problem I have with works of vision is the things no one else will ever see not knowing the back story is the one thing I will always see first if I don’t follow the vision I have.

We have similar issues where my vision may not be hers and no matter how detailed I get with my autocad inventor rendering she’s never sure, and like you 99% of the time when the finished project is unveiled its all thumbs up from her. Some people have trouble thinking in 3D more than others.

I once had a mentor an older guy when I was young and getting started. He said 99% of the people know how to vote on if they like a design or not whereas only 1% can visualize it in advance. That’s the critic in us all I guess. It seems to hold true if it’s an automobile or a Frank Lloyd Wright home or even less tangible things like a novel or a movie.

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Originally Posted by Msupsic View Post
Some people just don't have, "The Shine." They don't have vision.

We gots lots of shine down here in Tennessee, but it's mostly of the moon variety, y'all.

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Originally Posted by oldognewtrick View Post
We gots lots of shine down here in Tennessee, but it's mostly of the moon variety, y'all.
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Make the post out of 4" angle iron and with anchor bolts tie them to the corners of the deck, the heavy ones, 3/8" thick.

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