|Project by jma213||posted 01-20-2015 09:33 PM||1548 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Hoping for an early spring – so wanted to share pictures of my deck remodel last Summer. Purchased the home from an older couple, who for some reason painted (YES PAINTED) their pressure treated deck Fire Engine Red. I spent the first summer in the home sanding the deck (literally months on my knees sanding off the Fire Engine Red Color). Then I re-stained with a Sherwin Williams Deckscapes. I can honestly say that has to be the worst stain ever created. Within weeks it was flaking off. I was disgusted, so I decided to tear off the pine wood and replace with something that had minimal maintenance. I am not a fan of plastic Lumber. First – how do you dispose of it in the future? Also, should it be scratched, I wanted something I could sand. So…I decided on hardwood. I chose IPE which I sourced from J Gibson Mclvain in Baltimore. I researched and negotiated between numerous suppliers and J Gibson had the best price in the country – by far.
Ipe was delivered and I followed the advice for installation online. Ended up countersinking and plugging each screw. It was a pain, but the final look is gorgeous.
Pictures above are of:
1. Finished Product
2. Before – former owner and Fire Engine Red Deck
3. After – IPE deck and furniture
4. De-construction of the former Deck
5 Oil finish on Deck vs. Unoiled
6 Deck prior to oiling