Not only is the deck finished, but it actually came in under budget!! I had originally planned on spending $5,596.64 - but i had mis-measured - the total square footage came to 180 rather than 210! At $15/sq/ft - that's a $450 difference. I had also over estimated the railing costs by $150.40 and the stairs by $308.04.
The grand total for the deck is $4,642.64.
...that's $954 less than we had budgeted for!