Black Forest


Steel Framed Composite Deck with Trex RainEscape


The homeowners wanted to create the outdoor living space of their dreams at their Black Forest home. They currently had an older wood deck that was functional but needed to be replaced. Living in the forest, they knew they wanted to build using a steel deck frame and composite decking. A steel frame offers greater strength in elevated decks and is also a non-combustible material with a Class 1A fire rating. For decking material, the homeowners chose to use Fiberon Pro-Tect in Chestnut. The railing is custom-built in steel with a white powder coating and horizontal balusters. We built a gabled roof cover with a vaulted ceiling in tongue and groove pine. The ceiling includes recessed lighting and is Blue Pine with a transparent stain. The Trex RainEscape under deck drainage system installed below the deck utilizes the same Blue Pine ceiling. DBS built the stucco columns and roof to match the existing house.

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Composite deck with gabled deck cover and dry space below

BF-1 – This amazing deck was built using a steel deck frame and gabled deck cover.  The homeowner wanted to have an area for entertaining under the deck so we installed a Trex RainEscape system.

Composite deck with custom steel railing in white

BF-2 – The homeowners decided to use Fiberon Pro-Tect decking in Chestnut.  For the railing, they had this white, powder-coated steel one custom built with horizontal balusters.

Deck cover with vaulted ceiling in tongue and groove Blue Pine

BF-3 – The vaulted ceiling of the deck cover was completed using Blue Pine in tongue and groove with a transparent stain.  We also installed recessed lighting and speakers.

Dry space under steel framed deck with a Blue Pine tongue and groove ceiling

BF 4 – The Trex RainEscape was installed under the elevated deck to create another area for entertaining.  The ceiling is the also Blue Pine tongue and groove with a transparent stain.

Steel framed deck with gabled deck cover and dry space below.

BF 5 – Here you can see how the deck cover ceiling and the one on the dry space match to create a consistent look throughout the project.