Wrap-around deck    This wrap around deck features turned spindles and newell posts, three sets of steps, and curved handrails on the two inside corners. Curved railing    This first attempt at laminating wood to make curves was successful and emboldened me to do it again in the ensuing years. Deck    A deck with railings and two sets of steps were finally added here to give access to the back door and a new patio door. Deck design    A deck with railings and two sets of steps were finally added here to give access to the back door and a new patio door. Planning and stake out - Days 1 & 2    With scars from the recent addition now fading, and the old cantilevered deck cut away, it was time to stake out a new outdoor living area. Holes augured, piers set: Days 3 & 4    Ten piers were set strategically at the corners and under the central beam.
Main level framed: Days 4 & 5    The polygon structure of the low level, main deck worked well to integrate it with the yard, tree and side path. Upper levels framed: Day 6    The middle landing was necessary to allow access to the addition's crawl space, and the triangular upper deck serves as entrance to the oft-used patio doors. Steps added, ready for decking: Day 7    The two outer steps are cantilevered in and hung from the main level. Decking, trim & railing: Days 8-10    All fascia were doubled up using finishing nails and end-cut deck boards were finished off with nosings. Deck framing detail    The symmetry and patterns that I love to photograph in nature are evident in some man-made structures as well. Hanging, corner deck    One post and two walls is all that's needed to support this small deck. And by incorporating some standard, tempered greenhouse glass panels into the railing, the space and the view were brought to full effect.
Multi-level deck    An existing, landscaped arrangement of ties and pavers dictated the stepping of deck levels coming out from under this new porch. Deck cut    The sloping driveway necessitated a tapered deck Cedar handrail    This is a common design for handrails, and for good reason. It is relatively simple to make and looks elegant. Modular decks    Two modular deck sections joined and supported by deck blocks Deck railings    Porch deck with railings set between structural posts