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20,000 sqft ipe decking project
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decking framework 1

decking framework 2

close up decking in pallets

ipe deck pallet

surface closeup of the ipe deck

this is the building with the roof on which the deck is to be installed

installing the ipe deck

sideview from the building and the project

inspection by the local authorities

project overview

project finished installing!

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com





14 comments so far

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jaykaypur

3257 posts in 1007 days


#1 posted 777 days ago

W O W !

What a job. You did a heck of a job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 777 days ago

That’s on great big deck. Are the sleepers pressure treated ? I do a lot of decks but have done one that big.
Good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 777 days ago

Wow, beautiful.

My knees & back hurt just looking at the pictures

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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planeBill

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#4 posted 777 days ago

Lord have mercy!!!!! That is something! Besides a lot of work. More sq ft than my house.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 776 days ago

1/2 acre of deck! ;-)) What a job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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shopdog

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#6 posted 776 days ago

I’ve been building Ipe decks for 12 years, and I doubt that they total 20,000 sq’.
Good job.

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

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marcosvillamontes

32 posts in 781 days


#7 posted 776 days ago

In principle we don’t do installation jobs because we manufacture decking (we are a mill) however, sometimes arquitects or project developers contact us and ask if we can also execute the job. We have sent 42m3 ideck (2 truckloads), which equals over 2000m2 and since 1m2 = 10.7sqft , so the project we took was 20,000 sqft. Of course there is also something like 2% cut offs.

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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Alexandre

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#8 posted 776 days ago

How many SAW BLADES did you go through?

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marcosvillamontes

32 posts in 781 days


#9 posted 776 days ago

just one MONSTER blade! (7” wide)

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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Chris P.

79 posts in 1264 days


#10 posted 776 days ago

Wow. I am about to put 180 square feet of ipe on my deck, and I am afraid of what it’s going to cost. I can’t even imagine what the price tag was for 20,000 square feet! Marco – do you ship to San Diego? ;-)

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MDRoehl

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#11 posted 776 days ago

Crazy Cool! ALOT of decking! Your crew does good work nice and straight

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 776 days ago

ok nice deck …. great work
cool wiew over the mauntain
but are they insane or have they just toooo many money burning in the pocket
IPE here in Denmark with dimension 21mm x 145 mm 700 kr. per squaremeter = ~ 135 $
and then adding the build of the deck

thanks for sharing crazyness with us :-)

Dennis

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ChrisMc45

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#13 posted 776 days ago

As the kids say today, “OMG!” that deck is >10x my whole HOUSE, let alone my deck (deck made by me, not house)
My biggest deck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=213IP6NXg10&feature=plcp

You humble my in your scope, your materials, your product. Of course, it looks like you do this for a living! As Alexandre said/asked, “how many saw blades?”. I have heard Ipe is tough…

Nice job.

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jcees

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#14 posted 776 days ago

Yowsa! Now that’s a DECK! Beautiful job. I only needed a couple of hundred sq’. Love the stuff though. Mine is over fifteen years old and still looks like the week after I put it down. I say the week after because that’s when I plugged all the screw holes with ipe bungs. Didn’t have any fancy deck clips back then. I use Penofin to keep the color. Can’t imagine how many gallons this job would take. Whewee! I’d just let it go gray.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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