One cannot deny the beauty of this wood, and it is one of the many reasons that I'm a tree lover. We only need a couple of more days to have this project completed. This is Tigerwood (Also known as: Goncalo Alves, Brazilian Koa, and Muiracatiara) and is one of the finest quality hardwoods available that features a unique light golden-brown to reddish-brown coloring with exotic black and brown streaks.. Tigerwood is an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot and decay, is an extremely durable HARDWOOD, and offers a 25+ year lifespan without preservatives. It is responsibly harvested from a managed forest to provide a truly renewable resource. These customers have chose a black aluminum railing system to be installed, which will make those natural black and brown streaks pop from this wood. I can't wait to see the finished product myself, so please keep checking back for the "completed photos" of this deck. If you would like to find out more information about the Brazilian hardwood, or any other decking material, please give us a call anytime!
Recently began the framing for this deck, that will eventually have Brazilian Tigerwood installed, with a black aluminum railing system. A set of custom steps will cascade down from the corner of the home, down to the concrete pad. A small retainer wall will also be installed in this area, to insure against erosion. Please keep checking back for the progress of this project......very anxious to see the Tigerwood installed! If you're thinking about having a deck built, or your existing deck needs some rehabbing, give us a call for a free estimate.
Completed this pressure treated 20' x 16' deck, with steps down to grade, clipped corners, and black aluminum balusters. Total square footage, including stairs is 344 square feet. Glad to see these customers chose to use the aluminum balusters.....looks good up against the lumber, and adds a nice touch to the finished look of the deck. That deck would also be a nice spot for me to sit out there by the trees, and have a good cup of coffee in the mornings. It also works great with that beautiful paver patio! Keep checking back for our upcoming projects, or give us a call for a free estimate.
Finally have this deck and dock completed. This project was definitely a challenge, and one where the learning curve made a new appreciation come for the folks whom build these docks every day. Still not entirely sure what the lake bed floor is....silt it isn't, seemed more like a limestone bed, which made it very hard to break through and get those wood marine piers set. We ended up purchasing a piece of equipment called the RHINO PD200 from the Tri-Plex Group, which is an air powered post driver, that did a phenomenal job of driving those wood piers directly into the lake bed. The marine, chemically treated wood piers came from Building Products Plus/Pole & Timber Company. We used Southern Yellow Pine #1 for the framing, decking, steps and bench, courtesy of our salesman, Rick Wedding at McCabe Lumber. If you're interested in renting the RHINO PD200 for a project, just give us a call at the phone numbers listed here on our website
Check back with us next week as we begin a Brazillian Tigerwood deck project. Another first for us. We've built with Ipe' and Massaranduba, but never Tigerwood. Another beautiful wood from the rain forest, and our supplier does source it correctly and responsibly. You can also give us a call for a free estimate regarding your deck project, and we would be happy to discuss your plans with you.
Just a couple of more days is all we need to finish up installing some decking boards, and install some lighting for these customers. The deck and dock combined will end up being over 800 square feet when completed. The dock was constructed around the customer's boat lift, and we designed it, where it would be convenient for the boat to be entered from either side. Will still have some more photos coming, so keep checking back on the progress of this project.
Still working on the dock, and my apologies for the mess, but it's not going to be pretty until we finish and get out. We will be taking out the old dock, and a big new dock to match that deck will be in place once we've completed everything. So, keep checking back....it's been an adventure so far, and can't wait to see it finished myself. In the meantime, give us a call for a free estimate to discuss your deck plans with you.
Working on finishing up this 14' x 16' deck, with a 4' x 4' landing, and steps down to grade. A 4' x 8' side deck with steps down to grade. Total square footage of both decks equal 326 square feet. All pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine #1 was used for the framing, decking, steps, and railing on both decks. 4' x 4' concrete pads were poured and finished at the bottom of each step. This makes for a nice area underneath the deck to screen it in, and have another outdoor space. All lumber materials courtesy of our salesman, Rick Wedding at McCabe Lumber. Give us a call for your free estimate.
"Tim the Tool Man" would have been proud enough to do his signature grunt today........still had some grunts though, from falling in the water, waders getting full of water, and everything else. A very manly day indeed, with big equipment and tools out trying to get this dock completed. If a real dock builder ever reads this, will probably scratch his head and ask where did we come from.....but that's ok....it worked. Finally, got all of the wood marine posts drove down in that lake floor, thanks to that yellow piece of equipment sitting on top of that post in the photo. It's called the RHINO PD200. Clever contraption, and a big save for people whom didn't quite know what they were doing, or getting into. Like I said, we're deck builders, never built a dock until now. Just grab yourself a bottle of vegetable oil, and an air compressor, and you too can drive some wood piers into a water bed with this equipment. Still not that easy though, and my hats off and admiration to the guys that do this on a regular basis. Will have more photos tomorrow of this project, and we start framing up the dock on Monday. So, please keep checking back because we've got all kinds of decks scheduled to show you as well, or give us a call for your free deck estimate!