Beef-it-up in strength; bigger, stronger, bulkier with substance in an easy-to-do, timber-frame #HeavyDutyDeck covered with a ShadeScape® #PergolaKit.
Dave Bunker, the Design Consultant for this project sent us pictures of the original deck before his design for the covered deck was installed. The old deck had vinyl railing that would move if you leaned on it. Vinyl is soft and pliable anyway, but it also weakens, breaking down in the sun over time. Thankfully, timber and a metal railing gives the “muscles” and “power” this deck so needed.
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but experiencing this ShadeScape® deck with a pergola, up close and in person, is something that words alone cannot fully express. The size of these massive timbers can seem almost surreal. Standing next to them elicits a peaceful, captivating awe as if being suspended in time. Timbers formed with old-world craftsmanship, wood interlocking with wood, without the use of nails or glue, is so stunningly beautiful. The underside of the deck is just as gorgeous with a contrasting light stain. It feels open and free, even though it is fully protected and covered.
See below, the Specs for this #DIYDeckPlan with a ShadeScape™ #PergolaKit and check out the completed deck.
ShadeScape® Deck & Pergola Plan Specs
Structure Type: Pergola
Project Type: Attached
Timber Size: 8000 Series – 8″ Posts
Wood Type: Douglas Fir
Footprint Size: 10×14
Roof Size: 12×16
Post CC: Posts: 8″
Btm of Beams: 8′
Beam & Rafter Profile: Roosevelt Step
Stain Color: Early American
Knee Brace Style: Classic
Hardware: Knife Plate
Hardware Qty: 6
Shade Planks: 2×6