If you would like a sitting area on the deck to have some roof, put a gazebo on the deck is a very good choice.
In this case, we put a prefabricate gazebo on our custom designed deck, we shape the deck area to a octangle shape, to match the base of gazebo and we made new railing for the gazebo to match the deck railing, so after everything is done, the gazebo looks like a custom build one, not a prefabricate one.
This saves my customer thousands of dollars, with a excellent appearance~~
My house have a big backyard. The previous owner leave tons of garbage in the very back sharp coner of the backyard when I bought the house. After I moved in, I cleaned the garbage, and decide to make a deck in this coner.
This deck is designed by a architect, he does not know too muck about design a deck, so he made the structure the same as the house, which is muck different from a normal deck structure. But his design turned out to be beautiful, especially when the posts, which usually should be hidden underneath the deck, is exposed. The exposed posts became a really wonderful design element.
This is a low profile deck, very low, with two levels and a tiny pergola. It looks quite easy, but the key point of this deck is decking direction. The lower level decking have a light bolt shape pattern and decking direction in different area are not the same. Different decking direction need the support of deck framing, this become the hardest part. Continue reading Low profile deck with different decking direction→
One thing special for this deck is the building have a curved exterior wall, deck need to follow the shape of wall. We made a pre-cut ledger beam, so it can be bended, follow the curved wall. Continue reading Cedar low profile deck→