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Wells - Deck (Ipe)

     Well, here it is. Someone finally asked me to build them a "dream deck" (at least from a carpenter's point of view). This deck is multi-level, over 1200 s.f., and includes bench seating, planters, hot-tub, Ipe (pronounced: eepay) decking and railings, moveable fireplace, and screened porch. This is my largest and finest deck project at a residence to date.
 
Ipe is a very hard, dense, furniture grade wood that is naturally resistant to water and termite damage. When installed and cared for correctly, it can really be a beautiful enhancement to any home.

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This is a magazine photo that the homeowners gave me as a basis for their new deck. (click to enlarge)
 
Their deck design was based on the magazine photo, but much nicer and larger.
 
 
 

 
               Planter, Bench & Detail Photos 

Slideshows:    Deck in Progress photos 
              
                       Completed Project Photos 
 
                       Planter & Bench in Progress Photos 

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Before

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Before

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After

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After


Also contributing to this project:

Chandler Concrete  (Hillsborough)
(919) 942-0200
 
(919) 942-3153
 
Home Depot (Durham/Chapel Hill)
(919) 419-0208
 
Rice's Glass Co.
(919) 967-9214
 
(919) 383-5566
 



Completed Photos
(click photos to enlarge)

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