Saturday, August 6, 2011

Deck Build - Front Porch

Just had the time and the inclination to blog one of the projects that I had completed a while ago. This is a low deck that I built for a customer. We went with a lower height that removed the need for stairs and had just one step up to the main door. Concept, design and execution by myself (non-shameless plug!!!) I'l let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Looking from the driveway towards the main door. This Deck has a width of 18 feet and a depth of 8 feet. The extra deep and wide stair at the top allows for easy entry and exit into the house.

 Looking from the front. The Power Auger that was used to bore the holes for the footings, tore up the lawn. This has since been remedied by the homeowner.

Closeup of the step.

 I wrapped the first three courses of Deck boards around the outside perimeter of the deck. I did this for two reasons. The first is to ensure that no raw edges or board ends are visible. The second is so that I could used full 16' lengths thereby removing the need to have butt joints on the entire deck. The real other reason is that it just looks damn good!!!! All board edges were routed with a 1/2" round-over bit to match the existing profile on the deck boards.

A few days later, the homeowner had already planted trees, mulched, composted, reseeded and decorated the deck.

At dusk, recessed LED lights illuminate the deck around the step......

and the perimeter....


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