Dante Way

Upper and Lower Level Steel Framed Decks


Our customers had two decks and a deck cover on their home, but they wanted to upgrade to steel framed decks and add more appeal to their home. They planned on this being their final home and wanted to create the outdoor living space they had always wanted. Knowing this was their forever home, they wanted to ensure that the decks they built would last. We discussed the numerous options available, and they decided to build using galvanized steel deck framing and composite decking. In addition, the homeowners wanted to use stucco columns instead of 6” x 6” support posts. Both decks are designed using a double picture frame, with the main boards laid at 90 degrees to the joists. On the upper deck, the owners chose TimberTech Pecan for the body and TimberTech Mocha for the double picture frame. The lower deck was built using Deckorators Ironwood for the body of the deck and Deckorators Driftwood for the double picture frame. We also worked with Creative Metals to construct the custom wrought iron railing the customers had designed. It features 3” x 3” posts with belly-style balusters, these bow out along the front and have a curl design at the top of each one.

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Upper and lower level decks that were removed

Dante Before – The homeowners had two elevated decks with wood railings.  They wanted to upgrade both decks to create two outdoor living spaces that would be beautiful spots for entertaining.

Two composite decks with steel deck frames and stucco columns

Dante 1 – This project involved building two steel framed, elevated decks with stucco columns.  The gabled deck cover stayed so we had to support that while building the decks.

Composite deck with custom designed wrought iron railing

Dante 2 – The homeowners decided to use composite decking material on the decks with a double picture frame border in a contrasting color.

Composite deck with TimberTech decking and a double picture frame border.

Dante 3 – Here you can see the contrast made by the double picture frame border.  The wrought iron railing was a custom design by the homeowner.

Composite deck with gabled deck cover for entertaining area

Dante 4 – The gabled deck cover allows the owners to use this area for entertaining even in some inclement weather.

Custom designed wrought iron railing installed on composite deck

Dante 5 – The wrought iron railing used on both the decks is a custom design by the homeowner.  We worked with Creative Metals to make their vision come to life.

Lower deck in composite material with stucco support columns.

Dante 6 – The lower deck also features the large log poles used to support the cover on the upper deck.  The stucco columns were built to support both the lower and upper decks and to anchor the railing.