Tag: pergola


Project Cost: $30,000

Sustainability & Design: Black Locust with Cedar

Sustainability and design were top priorities to the homeowners on this project. They sought an environmentally friendly decking material and decided on black locust. Black locust is a beautiful, fast growing, renewable, and rot resistant tree that reduces the demand for rain forest lumber. We used this hardwood for the deck and cascading stairs. Between…
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Ipe Deck with Pergola

This project consisted of a deck at the main entrance featuring an ample pergola, ipe tropical hardwood, and the burnt wood process known as shou sugi ban.  The dark burnt wood is an excellent contrast to the pressure treated framing. Of course, we used reinforced concrete footings and sturdy post and beam construction. This deck…
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