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Project by shopdog posted 103 days ago 635 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

I just finished building this bi-level deck in Brownstone Brooklyn, NY.
The 6th pic is what the backyard looked like before I started. The stairs went up to the roof of the extension.

The cedar clad back wall of the extension, and the old cedar shed were in terrible shape…rotten along the bottom. The old cedar deck had plenty of rot too, and some of the boards were missing.
I demo’d the deck, back wall, and shed…and built a bi-level Ipe deck, new wall, and a little shed…which is all that they needed.
The upper deck is a hybrid Ipe/steel deck that I designed, and the iron work was done by a local contractor that I work with on a regular basis.
The back window will soon be replaced, and then I’ll finish it with some cedar trim.

Hope you like it…
Thanks for looking

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 103 days ago

Very nice job on that deck, Steve…..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 103 days ago

Jim, any finish on the Ipe’?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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shopdog

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#3 posted 102 days ago

Thanks Jim

@ Oldfart (I never called anyone that before…) My name is Steve, but that doesn’t matter.
I seal all of my decks with Penofin.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 102 days ago

Steve, thanks. I use Penofin as well. I Wish there was something that hold ipe’s color longer.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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shopdog

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#5 posted 102 days ago

Kevin,
Ipe is so dense that nothing can really penetrate the surface. I like to flood the endgrain, when possible.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Buckethead

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#6 posted 102 days ago

I just finish an Ipe project. Not nearly as lovely as this though. I considered posting it, but it is a wainscot (for lack of a better term) on a stucco wall surrounding a dumpster/compactor. I take work where I find it. ;-)

It looks to me that you ease the edge of each board, even in the field, rather than just the outside edges of the deck. I do the same. That stuff could slice elephant hide. 90 degree corners can hurt bare feet.

That easing also minimizes the unsightliness of any boards that move over time.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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dgage

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#7 posted 102 days ago

Ipe is my favorite wood that I’ve never used. But I keep threatening to build a deck and outdoor furniture with it. Beautiful job!

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