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Redwood Table


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"Installing a deck may be the most cost-efficient way to add square footage to your house, and of all the outdoor home improvements except painting, it may be the most reliable value. Decks average $6,304 and generally recoup 104% of their value. That may not sound terribly impressive, but other touted outdoor improvements fare much worse."
   June 2004


"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -John Ruskin



For the purposes of clarifying any "Deal" or coupon:
A "Deck" or "New Deck Installation" is defined by anything that is over 200 sf. and includes stairs and railing. Anything less may be defined as a Porch, Platform, Stoop or landing. Furthermore, sf. rates are higher for smaller items to cover set up costs; standard volume discounts on sf. rates apply to larger structures on top of any "Deals" or coupons.





~ A visual explanation of the Terms we use ~

There are many more pictures of these examples on this site,
so feel free to visit the other galleries to get more ideas of what we can do with these items.


ACTUALLY.... For some reason all galleries except this one are broken
and we can't fix them because they were built with some OLD tech.
So until the new site is finished you'll need to go to our facebook page to see most pics.

But you were likely sent a link to THIS page in an email, and that means you need to scroll through these photos to see what feature we were describing or quoting for your deck design.


Our Standard Railing:

Front view of Railing. 2x4 horizontal stringers, 2x6 top cap, and 2x2 vertical pickets.

Back view of Railing. 2x2 pickets have a 45° angle cut on the bottom.



Standard Rail with Deckorators Balusters:

Our Standard wood railing, but instead of the wooden 2x2 pickets, we use
Deckorators brand aluminum balusters. They come in black & bronze.



A "Bench Set":

A Bench Set is two benches and a corner table built around the square (90°) corner of a deck.
This one has an extra table beside one of the benches.
The height of the backs of the benches is the same height as the 36" railing.

This is the way we build them EVERY time. It just all works on so many levels.
To modify them at all would cause other things to not work out.

No, they do NOT "match" the Garden Benches.
They are not intended to; they are something completely different.
These have a back and are in the style of and a part of the Railing.



Garden Benches:

You can see two Garden Benches in this picture.
They are like little deck platforms. Just flat benches with no backs.

Sometimes a Garden Bench may be angled and follow the shape of the deck.
They may be used to keep someone from walking off the edge of a deck
in an area where no railing was desired; to provide function while preserving the view.



Wrapped Benches:

Wrapped Benches are just like the other benches with backs,
but they follow the angled shape of the deck.
This one has corner tables on either side.

You can see here how we have to support the side of the tables that doesn't cantilever
over to the bench. People tend to want to sit on these tables.

What a Wrapped Bench looks likes from behind.



Extra Table:

These are just "extra" tables that are built in front of a section of railing.
They can be added anywhere, but work best at the end of Benches with backs
to avoid using extra supports to hold them up.
Sometimes your plan may list a "grill table" and those are also just extra tables
built next to where your grill will go.
Those can be many shapes depending on the design of the deck in that area.



Solid Skirting:

Solid Skirting is just privacy fence pickets installed under the frame of the deck.
A cleaner look than lattice and WAY more solid!
Once the deck gets too high off the ground, skirting is normally not used;
the underside of the deck is left open at that point.

Here you can see how we typically provide access through the skirting
in case you ever need to get under your deck.



Wrapped Steps:

Wrapped Steps are any steps or stairs that wrap around inside or outside angles of the deck.

Several Wrapped Steps.
(and a wrapping Garden Bench too!)

These steps wrap TWO ways.



Open-Rafter Roofs:

When we say "open-rafter", this is what we mean. You will see the actual rafters
and the roof decking (roof decking is what the shingles are nailed to).
And this is why we use T1-11 siding as the roof decking, becasue it looks
SO much better than regular plywood!
Even though T1-11 is more expensive, with this style you don't need a 'ceiling'
and therefore you actually save money.

Here is one we did that does have a ceiling (so you don't see the rafters).
It just depends on the look you want and what your budget is; but this is considerably more expensive.
This one still has a 'vaulted' style because we used scissor trusses instead of site-built rafters.


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Update: 2012

Arkansas Code § 17-25-501 thru 17-25-515. Act 1208 of 2011 Summary:

ANYONE performing work at a Residence, when the project is $2,000 or more, labor & material,

IS required to have a license from the Contractors Licensing Board

starting January 1, 2012!


In most cases this does not apply to the Homeowners doing work themselves.

But if you hire someone to build your deck that does NOT have a license,

you may be breaking the law and will have very limited recourse in the event of a dispute.

If they don't have a REAL license, DON'T HIRE THEM!




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