Garapa Gold Deck

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Project by David Schmaus posted 07-04-2009 08:50 PM 5056 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first deck that I have built. It took longer than I thought it would but turned out nice. The decking material is called Garapa Gold that I had shipped in from East teak. The railing is Trex from Lowes and topped the hand railing with Ipe. I applied a UV oil which darkened the wood up quite a bit. I ran a string to line up all the screws which took forever but kept my lines straight. I used stainless steel trim head screws and pre drilled and counter sunk each one of them

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 08:53 PM

Hey David
This looks fantastic with high quality workmanship and materials. Well done

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 08:57 PM

Awesome looking deck, great job. Looking forward to seeing future projects from you.

-- -Jon

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 09:27 PM

Nice looking deck. Was the decking material pricey and how well will it hold up in you envirioment? I use to live in KY and know how brutal the winters can be.

-- Rick

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David Schmaus

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 09:30 PM

The decking was around 24 bucks for a 12 foot 4/4 material. Along the same lines as composite. From what I have read this stuff will last for a long long time. Its amazing how hard it is.. I had to make sure all my tools were sharp…

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#5 posted 07-05-2009 01:33 AM

nice job !


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#6 posted 07-05-2009 02:51 PM

David, this is a beautiful deck. You chose a nice set of woods that should last practically forever. Both woods are extremely resistant to rot and decay.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 03:22 PM

Very nice job – I’d hire ya!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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