Custom Designed and Built Deck Freshened Up

This is a beautiful seaside deck we built in 1996 and located in Encinitas, California, high up the cliff overlooking the beach and ocean below. In the July 2008 pictures here, we refinished all the woodwork, replaced the stainless steel cables, and did some other maintenance / repair work.

Not bad looking for a 12 year old deck exposed to extreme elements  :- )

I designed this coastal bluff deck with a wave theme echoing the swirls and lines you see as the water recedes down the beach. The decking is the original Trex 2×6 plank. The railings segmented top cap, and the curved step facia are clear heart vertical grain redwood, with slim 2×4 Ipe railing posts.


Joe designed and built a lovely, curved, two tiered deck for us in 1996. He has since returned every few years to provide maintenance on the railing and seating areas. Those areas have a high gloss marine finish, just one of Joe’s areas of expertise. He advised us to choose Trex for the floor of the deck and that material has held up without any maintenance despite our seaside environment. Joe is a master craftsman, meticulous about his work and with a fine eye for design and detail.