Custom Wood Decks in Colorado Springs
Natural & Stained Wood Decks
Is there any thing more attractive than the variations in color and character of natural wood? With the different grades of redwood and cedar, you have choices of durability and maintenance levels. There are many types of stain available in the current market, and this results in our customers having a wide variety of choices in durability and appearance. Depending on environmental circumstances, your maintenance schedule can vary from being done on an annual basis up to every 4 to 5 years. For more information on maintenance, please reference the Deck Refinishing section (under Services). As with all decking materials, not all wood materials are created equal.
Decks by Schmillen has done the research and has the knowledge to help you understand the differences and can assist you in making the best decision in finding functional, elegant, and cost-effective solutions for building your outdoor living space.
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Before 1 - Our customer had this wood deck on their new house that had been neglected for years and had become unsafe.
After 1 - Working with the homeowners we built this Redwood deck with a larger footprint so they would have more room to enjoy. The railing is wood with black metal balusters and a wood drink cap.
Before 2 - The homeowners wanted to replace the deck that was originally built with their home in Meridian Ranch.
After 2 - Working with the homeowners, we designed this gorgeous, Heart Redwood deck and shed roof deck cover. The railing is 4x4 Redwood posts with metal panels and a Heart Redwood drinkcap.
1 - This redwood deck was built with a snow fence railing and Douglas Fir pergola. The decking is stained with Tahoe Teak in a semi-transparent. The pergola, railing, and fascia are all stained with a solid stain - PPG Butternut.
2 - This deck is built with B-grade Redwood laid at a 90 degree angle with double divider boards. The custom designed pergola is build using rough sawn Cedar.
3 - This custom wood deck features a herringbone design, single board picture frame and divider board in a contrasting stain color. DBS also custom built a brick kitchen area and a bench for additional seating. The stairs have lights installed on the posts and the steps for nighttime safety.
4 - This wood deck was designed with the boards at a 45 degree angle and quite a few special features. The railing is wood with metal balusters and a ring accent panel for a unique look, and a stone firepit. We also added a pergola built from Cedar.
5 - This Redwood deck was built with the boards at a 45 degree angle and a wood railing with round metal balusters.
6 - The wood decking was laid at a 90 degree angle with a divider board. The wood railing features metal Vienna style balusters.
7 - This Cedar deck was built with the boards at a 45 degree angle and steps that almost encircle the open sections of the deck. The bench was a custom add-on that DBS built for the customer.
8 - DBS built this Redwood deck laying the boards at 90 degrees and added a divider board. The railing features Redwood posts with lighted post caps and metal panel railing.
9 - This Redwood deck features a wood and metal railing system. The posts are Redwood and each one has a post cap light on top. The metal panels between posts are in a matte black color.
10 - Redwood decking is laid at a 45 degree angle. The railing features Redwood posts, each with a light attached for safety. The round metal balusters feature a basket design and the drink cap is also Redwood.
11 - This is a B-Grade Redwood deck with herringbone design before the railing has been installed or the staining completed.
12 - This unstained, Heart Redwood deck was laid at 45 degrees with a double board picture frame. The railing consists of Redwood posts and drink cap with round metal balusters. For safety, DBS installed a gate at the top of the stairs.
13 - This custom designed wood deck features decking laid at 90 degrees and a bench added for extra seating. The railing system is made of wood posts and drink cap with square metal rails in a matte black.
14 - DBS built this B-Grade Redwood deck at 90 degrees to the joists and a railing with wood posts and metal panels between the posts.
15 - This multi-level deck was built from Redwood featuring a snowfence railing also in Redwood.
16 - This is the multi-level deck seen in the previous picture. We laid the decking at different 45 degree angles on each level. The snowfence railing features a drink cap.
17 - DBS laid the Redwood decking at a 45 degree angle. The railing features Redwood posts and drink cap, with square, black matte, metal rails between the posts.
18 - A Redwood deck built with a railing that has wood posts and drink cap, and round, matte black, metal balusters. We added a landing on the stairs and a Cedar pergola over part of the deck to provide shade.
19 - This Cedar deck was laid at a 45 degree angle and features custom built benches for seating.
20 - The Heart Redwood deck has been stained with the double picture frame in a contrasting color. In this picture, you can see the curl at the top of each baluster in the custom built railing.
21 - This custom built, Heart Redwood deck has the decking laid herringbone pattern with divider boards in between. We added large, stucco columns and each one is has a stone topper. The metal railing features a knuckle design on the balusters.
22 - A Redwood deck with the boards laid at different angles on each level. The wood posts of the railing each have a post cap, and between the posts is a black matte panel railing.
23 - A Redwood deck built with a custom railing. It is a snowfence railing, but with horizontal wood balusters instead of vertical.
24 - A Redwood deck laid at 45 degrees.. The railing has wood posts that have been stained with a solid-body stain and metal panels in matte black.
25 - This custom wood deck features a railing with wood posts and drink cap (both with a solid-body stain), and metal baluster panels between. DBS also built a shed roof style deck cover to provide shade for the customer.
26 - Redwood decking laid at 45 degrees, with a double board picture frame stained in a contrasting color. The railing is metal panels and posts in black matte with a Redwood drink cap.
27 - DBS built this custom deck using Redwood laid at 45 degrees. The railing is made of Redwood with a drink cap and round metal balusters. DBS also installed a custom glass wall system to provide a windbreak that would not disrupt the homeowners' view.
28 - This redwood deck features a Wild Hog railing system with wood components. The panels are metal grid in matte black.
29 - The quadruple picture frame stained in a different color helps the beautiful Redwood decking standout. The railing is made of wood posts and drink cap with round metal balusters.
30 - We built this Redwood deck that features a custom designed and built Redwood railing. It is a snowfence, but with a design in the middle that was made to look like a sun rise.
31 - This deck was built with Heart Redwood laid at 45 degrees to the joists and features a few custom built extras. The rough sawn Cedar pergola and lattice work added above the railing help provide shade and some extra privacy. We also added a built-in bench that spans the corner of the deck.
32 BEFORE - Our customer had this basic deck but wanted to upgrade to a more contemporary look and larger deck.
32 AFTER - Working with them, we designed and built this custom Redwood deck with a wood and aluminum railing system in white.
33 BEFORE - Here is a view of the stairs before we rebuilt the deck.
33 AFTER - Here is the after picture of the stairs. We extended the deck further down the side of the house also.
34 - This wood deck is laid out in a herringbone pattern with a contrasting picture frame around it. The railing is built with wood components and black metal balusters with post cap lights at the stairs. We also built the bench per the customer's request and drawing.
35 - This Heart Redwood deck was built to replace an existing deck. It is located in the historic district of Colorado Springs, so we had to work closely with the homeowner and city to ensure it met the correct requirements.
36 - This beautiful Redwood deck was built with the boards laid out at 90 degrees, with a black matte railing. The customer also wanted a Cedar pergola that we stained to match the house.
37 - Our customer had us build two decks at different heights, but attached by a set of stairs. The Redwood decking is at 90 degrees and the railing is built from wood components with round metal balusters and a Redwood drink cap.
38 - This beautiful Redwood deck features a snowfence railing with drink cap and post caps.