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live eat relax and play in the back yard

fire pit creates a visual and physical connection from the sunken sitting area to the modern play house at the end of the backyard. the tigerwood ceiling opens itself to a spacious ipe deck that leads down to conversation pit surrounding the fire or the outdoor kitchen patio. the space provides entertainment space for both the yound and the old.

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August 26, 2014
Ashly Schilling_Weiner wrote:
Can you tell me a little more about the lighting in the gravel? - What kind of lights are these? Thank you.
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The lights in the gravel are 12V stainless steel well lights. The model number is CL-301-SS. We love using these because they are small and sleek. Thanks for the question!
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June 26, 2014
Jessica Wiegand wrote:
Are those manmade lights in the trees?
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They are low voltage landscape lights. Thanks for the question!
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May 11, 2014
johnnycb wrote:
I live in Austin and have an Ipe and Tigerwood deck. - What stain are you using that holds up with our heat?
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Thanks, I spoke with a business in Florida that only builds Ipe and Tigerwood decks for highend clients an they only use Messmer's UV+ for Hardwoods. I first used Cabots product for Ipd and Tigerwood type hardwoods. Now to find a place in Austin that carries Messners and give it a try..
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Thanks for the info!
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February 7, 2014
caroldodds wrote:
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The deck is supported with conventional wood framing. We just go through the extra effort to make it appear as if it floating. Thanks for the question!
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February 4, 2014
Justin Carroll wrote:
What kind of stone/gravel is on the ground?
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The stone is lueders limestone and the gravel is a crushed grey basalt. Thanks for the question!
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The stone is beautiful...just what I was searching for! Thank you for answering.
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January 22, 2014
Miles Deck Construction wrote:
I like the fire feature, is that custom built?
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diannejlm
Did you use a single gas pipe? Did you use a ss tray to hold the stone?
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The fire feature is made with a single stainless steel rod with the gas feed coming in the center. Thanks for the question!
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November 9, 2013
yellow94 wrote:
What kind of fllorida.
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What stain is used on the fence? This is my dream backyard!!!
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The stain is a TWP mix of Butternut Brown and Dark Oak. Thanks for the question!
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Light Your Landscape for Drama and Function
Add the comfort of fire. Outdoor fireplaces have become very popular in recent years. The primal attraction to the flame is irresistible, and the soft yellow glow is comforting. This is another view of the previous example; the playhouse in the distance now glows red from its clever lighting.
1. Think of your yard as a series of outdoor rooms. This Austin, Texas, backyard seamlessly combines a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen and dining patio, and a playhouse for the kids. Think about the activity zones in your own backyard — is there something you would love to add this year? Does everyone in your household have a spot where they can play or relax in the yard? Brainstorm a few ways to add more fun.
Christine Tusher added this to How to Refinish a Wood Deck
To do this you’ll need to use a penetrating oil sealer. “Ipe is very dense and will not soak up much oil the first time it’s finished. Apply it with a brush or a pump sprayer (like the ones used by pest control people) and then wipe off the excess, like a hand-rubbed finish on a fine piece of furniture. We find that it is best to apply a second coat of finish about four months after the deck has been installed,” advise the experts at Austin Outdoor Design.

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