Tag: shou sugi ban

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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California Modern Deck With Corten Steel

This project was initially an old rotted deck on a well designed modern home. It was above a beautiful patio that only had three support piers to stabilize the long expansive old deck. In order to engineer it properly, we made a custom flitch plate beam to meet a 17 foot span of the new…
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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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