composite, deck, hogwire, trellis, wood

Second storey deck replacement and enhancement

This project was begun in May of 2018 and completed in October of 2018. The total cost ($17K) included the replacement of the small third storey deck and the front door deck (pictures to come in spring 2021).

The client wanted to replace their rotting, wooden deck with a combination of wood and composite, extending the deck out an extra 8 inches.

After going over many railing and baluster options, she was surprised how good hogwire looks, and how well it could be secured to the railing and posts.

Partway through the design process, she asked to make the rail posts extra tall so that I could add a trellis that would be strong enough for her to string cable to from the house, to slide sun shades across in the summer.

The client was very hands-on, and even helped with the demolition and rebuild. This helped to keep costs down. Another thing that kept the costs down was her decision to do the sealing and painting herself.

I will update with recent photos of the painted deck shortly.

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