Over the 13 yrs we have lived here we have added on to our house by adding on to our deck. It really is an extension of our living space. It is a big deck - 2,000 sq. feet.. Paul and the kids built a lower deck this spring- actually a Mothers Day gift. Well, this wknd. it was time to stain the decks. So Paul and the kids took all the furniture off yesterday and today they stained the decks...the kids went swimming last evening and ate popsicles but had to sit on the floor. They did not seem to mind.