How desperate can a deck get?

That’s what we wanted to know when we launched our 2014 ProWood® Desperate Deck Contest in April. After learning that she won the contest, Amy wrote:

“As I think back over this whole journey, it’s the best! Buying a foreclosed home is an expensive option for a divorced mom and schoolteacher. All the essentials took precedence — and basically my entire budget. So this is truly unexpected. A gift I feel so incredibly fortunate to have been given.”

Now Amy will receive a new $20,000 custom-built deck made with ProWood lumber to enjoy with her fiancé and friends. View the "before" shots below.

Read more about Amy and her desperate deck

View the “Before” Shots

Aack! It would be too easy to step out the door and right off this too-short platform
A mildew close-up – just in case you wanted a better look!
Was there a railing shortage when this deck was built?
Hmmm, looks like a science experiment is happening here – what happens when algae and mildew collide?
Scram, squirrel. And don’t come back!
Having a deck planter is a good idea – but this is a good idea gone very, very bad

See last year's winning deck transformation: 2013 Desperate Deck Contest.