1 This wrap around deck features turned spindles and newell posts, three sets of steps, and curved handrails on the two inside corners.
2 This first attempt at laminating wood to make curves was successful and emboldened me to do it again in the ensuing years.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Ten piers were set strategically at the corners and under the central beam.
7 The polygon structure of the low level, main deck worked well to integrate it with the yard, tree and side path.
8 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.
9 The two outer steps are cantilevered in and hung from the main level.
10 All fascia were doubled up using finishing nails and end-cut deck boards were finished off with nosings.
11 The symmetry and patterns that I love to photograph in nature are evident in some man-made structures as well.
12 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.
13 An existing, landscaped arrangement of ties and pavers dictated the stepping of deck levels coming out from under this new porch.
14 The sloping driveway necessitated a tapered deck
15 This is a common design for handrails, and for good reason. It is relatively simple to make and looks elegant.
16 Two modular deck sections joined and supported by deck blocks
17 Porch deck with railings set between structural posts
Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.
H.James Company is the business name for the renovation services of Henry de Jong since 1991. Services have been offered as sub-contractor and as contractor, but primarily as a professional craftsman working alone. Working on small to medium size jobs allows a personal committment to executing every detail with the same care, and to working one job at a time, on a steady and predictable schedule.