The three deck cross beams were cut to length, sanded and drilled. Black stain was applied to the bottom and sides, with
the top getting black paint. The beams were installed onto the frame, again using some original and some replacement
hardware. While working on the deck boards, it was discovered that the cross beams were painted red. It was decided to paint
the sides of the cross beams red and leave the bottom and most of the top black. The bolt holes in the tops of the cross beams
were filled with caulking to keep water from getting in the hole after the deck is attached.
The deck boards were cut to size, primered, and painted on the bottom and sides. After painting the cross-beams red,
the deck boards were added. Spacers were used to create a gap between each deck board. After the deck was nailed on, the top
was given a coat of red paint. A second coat of red paint will be applied after the tank has be set back on the deck.