In a way I feel odd - but totally hyped - to be building a deck. This is Buffalo Horticulture's first one. But. Its not my first. If one grew up in the landscape world through the 1980's, deck building was a basic skill set a landscaper brought to the jobsite. As fashions swung towards concrete pavers, decks fell out of favor as did the skill set. The last deck I participated in its construction was probably 1986 or 1987. I would've been 12 years old.
The problem I'm trying to confront and resolve: to speak of this, am I being nostalgic for a time when decks were built? Or am I making a critique suggesting that specific skills have disappeared?
Landscape designer and Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture