Another backyard Ipe deck by Kelly Hanna of Art Deck-O. Kelly uses 1×6 Ipe and loves to select out the wilder pieces for a more exotic look. He combined Cedar to use for siding and the pergola for this project, and used Ready Seal “Brown” to finish the deck.
From Kelly: “We were called in to replace a relatively new deck (5 years old) that had been installed incorrectly then stained a solid color instead of a transparent stain that was asked for. We demo’d the old deck and replaced it with a deck that will last for many years to come. I have many photos for this one since the job presented a rare opportunity for us to build the deck and pergola to optimum specifications in order to realize the homeowner’s wishes for a truly well-built project. They were both very nice to work with and as a result, you are viewing the finest deck we have ever built! We included lights in both the steps and the rail posts as well as a stainless steel cable railing. The cost was surprisingly affordable when we devised a new system of how the cable is attached. We routed out the posts for wiring and cable then trimmed the channels out with more cedar. All the wood except the decking was stained before it was installed, the only way to insure longevity.”