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Project by Paul22 posted 1197 days ago 1357 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We finished this deck a couple years ago. It’s made of cumaru or Brazilian teak. A little hint if you decide to use cumaru decking, put it down fast. We got ours a few weeks before we were ready for it and a lot of it warped, making it a real headache to put into place. A few board warped so badly, they were unusable. My wife designed the deck and she actually built the builtin seating (with ergonomic seats) and arbor.





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

great teamwork of you and the corner does look good

Dennis

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

Great looking deck!

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

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1197 days ago

Beautiful deck addition, it looks marvelous.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Matt

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#4 posted 1197 days ago

Beautiful deck. To help a little with the board issue in the future, they make a tool that hooks onto a joist and then pushes the bowed board into place, then you screw it in. I used it more times then I’d can count. Not sure what its officially called but I call it the board tweaker. Stanley makes one I believe.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Paul22

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#5 posted 1197 days ago

Matt,
Thanks. I have one of those tools and it still wouldn’t pull the boards straight enough. I ended up buying a couple of heavy duty tie down straps with bar ratchets to pull each board into place. It was fairly tedious. Best solution? Put the decking down before the boards warp.

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Roger

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#6 posted 779 days ago

Beautiful! Looks like a fantastic place to gather for some socializing, barbecuein, & jus plain relaxin. Very nicely designed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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