When I first showed up to this deck, it needed some TLC. The homeowner along with Williams Remodeling and us designed the new layout of the deck for a very custom feel. Since this was a deck over 1,000 square feet – we decided to break up the long sections with a picture frame so there are no splices in the decking, but a good looking board going opposite directions to separate out the living areas and give nice breaking points to the corners. We then built a cedar rail with larger posts (6×6’s) for a bigger feel. We then added black metal spindles to most of the rail and then glass on the main outdoor living area (eating). We topped the railing with a 2×10 Cedar top cap for a larger spot to lay the drinks and other items on. In the hot tub area, we added square lattice to a privacy wall. To finish it off, we added some deck lights to the stair risers and then we added 6×6 metal post cap lights to accent the deck in the evening and also to make it more safe for people in the dark. The lights are low voltage and also controlled by a key chain remote control which can turn the lights on and off, but also dim for brightness. In Spring we are coming back to apply a sealer on the wood called Penofin. The homeowner will enjoy the deck and have great views of the river behind.
- Project Type: Cedar Resurface with Custom Rail and Lights
- Materials Used: Cedar Decking and Railing, Glass Rail, Deckorator Spindles, ADI Low Voltage Lighting
- Location: Cumming, IA
- Project Year 2014