A customer in Falmouth requested a low maintenance deck durable enough to stand up to tough Maine winters. I modified the homeowner’s original design and built a custom 52′ x 12′ deck using Ipe, one of the most durable hardwoods available. Stainless steel cable with low-profile powder coated aluminum posts provide an unobstructed view of the wooded backyard .
A 50′ run of Ipe handrail installed on a stainless steel cable rail system from Viewrail
Viewrail cable rail with a custom ipe toprail
Another view of the framing. Blocking between the joists stiffens the guardrail posts.
A closer view of the framing. A double 2″ x 10″ carrying beam on 6″ x 6″ posts
Decking installation in progress. This deck was installed with Ipe clip hidden fasteners from Deckwise.