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Project by CooperK posted 04-30-2014 04:37 AM 2719 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project and to date one of my favorites. I spent some quality time with my father constructing the frame and building the wall for the fence. At 80 years old I still can’t slow him down. The frame is redwood and the decking and railing is Ipe.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 05:48 AM

That’s a great looking deck. Ipe it’s a very good material.

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#2 posted 04-30-2014 08:51 AM

Great story and deck…. Loce IPE

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 04-30-2014 01:05 PM

That looks great. Glad to hear dad is still a strong ox.

BTW how many saw blades did you go through cutting that IPE?

-- Jeff NJ

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CooperK

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#4 posted 04-30-2014 04:51 PM

I went through a few blades but lucky for me there is a blade sharpening business only thirty minutes from my house.

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AnonymousRequest

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#5 posted 04-30-2014 09:01 PM

Nice job!

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groovy_man_6

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 12:25 AM

That is so beautiful! I built the front porch of my house with Ipe, so I can appreciate the work and care that went into your project. It will last a LOOOng time… GREAT job!!

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#7 posted 05-01-2014 12:32 AM

Very nice looking deck! Yeah, that Ipe is like cutting concrete!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Rick

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#8 posted 05-01-2014 06:13 PM

Very nice Deck!

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 06:52 PM

This is a beautiful deck. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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