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This deck is 12 years old and looking pretty dated, so we gave it a makeover! We used Cumaru decking, mahogany rail caps and posts, and Atlantis Cable-Rail. We added quartzite Deck Stone panels to accent the steps, benches and planters. The decking was installed using the Kreg hidden fastening system and was finished with Wolman EHT-Hardwood sealer. We installed Clear View retractable screen doors to the house and an Otter Creek retractable awning over part of the deck. The sound system includes Bose outdoor speakers and Russound controls. Enjoy!

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last Friday
danlclark wrote:
Beautiful deck! - What is wood?
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Glad that you like it! My favorite deck material is Cumaru. It is very much like IPE but with a curvy grain and it is less expensive than IPE. We used Wolman's EHT Exotic Hardwood Treatment, but you don't have to finish Cumaru at all. Just let it go gray. Cumaru is very strong and very rot-resistant.
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Beautiful use of Cumaru on this project! We couldn't agree more on the characteristics you described. It ultimately is a good alternative to ipe when price is a strong factor.
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Quartzite stone integrated in deck. Deck material?
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Nice wood with hidden screws. Wire cables for balusters. Led lighting too.
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