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Wells - Planter, Bench & Details

 
 
 

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Planter & Bench Photos in Progress
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Lots of holes to plug

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Plugged and sanded

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Plugged and sanded

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End table - armrest

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End table - Armrest

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Planter liner

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Planter drain

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Planter all trimmed out

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Decking & Detail Photos
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The 5/4" x 6" Ipe decking was installed using Deckmaster brand hidden fastener brackets. These brackets allow for an installation that provides a smooth unblemished decking surface. When using Ipe, this type of fastening system is highly recommended because of the expense and beauty of the wood. The decking boards are held in place with screws in pre-drilled holes from below. Plan on purchasing a lot of drill bits if using this method! I used approximately 20 titanium bits in the process of installing the decking alone. The screws fasten at an angle so the holes need to be drilled angled as well. This causes the drill bits to snap fairly easily. No matter how slow and difficult this process is, the end results are well worth it! See for yourself in the pictures below.

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Decking - 1

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Decking - 2

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Decking - 3

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Ipe is a beautiful wood that is naturally resistant to rot and insects. If left untreated, it will last for many years while turning a weathered, silvery color. If you wish to retain the color and definition of the grain, a uv. protecting coating must be applied and maintained. Once again, this process is well worth it. Here is a detail photo of the centerboard of the upper level. This particular board was installed by countersinking screws from the top and using Ipe plugs to cover the screw heads.

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This photo shows the Ipe installed without any sealer on the left, and one fresh coat of clear (natural) Penofin brand Exotic Hardwood Oil finish on the right. Before completion, the entire deck will receive at least two coats of finish. After that, the finish will need to be maintained on an "as needed" basis depending on the amount of sun and weathering the deck will be exposed to.

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This is the beginning of the pressure treated framing for the planter/bench.

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Some more photos of the planter/bench framing in progress.

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Some drains will be installed in the planter to allow for excess rainwater to filter through the soil rather than overflow the planter creating a muddy mess. There will also be a vinyl liner installed to prevent muddy water from seeping through the framing and onto the deck surface.


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
 



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