Monday, December 21, 2009

Port Huron Area Carport & Shed

Here is a project we completed a few weeks ago.
Here is the design , this was basically a 16 x 30 aluminum carport
with a 10 x10 shed and 6' wind wall.
Before Picture
We have worked on manufactured houses for many years, so even through we have shifted are focus away from manufactured housing repairs we still do work on manufactured homes from time to time. This project was in The Lakes manufactured community in Kimball Township MI. The Lakes is the nicest manufactured home community in this part of Michigan.
The carport is all aluminum construction with 3x3 posts, 2x5 beams,
and 032. gauge box pan awning, with snow beams above.
The shed is typical 2x4 construction
The posts have 8" x 42" pier footings for the foundation. The carport is attached to the house with a 2x6 header - ledger lock bolted to the house studs. We pulled the siding off to do this and we double flashed the header with peal and stick tape and aluminum flashing.
The gutter system is built into the carport
The carport makes for a nice snowand rain cover and wind break.
The aluminum carport material can be used over patios for shade, and weather conditions

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Porch & Pergola Project

Here is a project we did about month ago.
This was a screened - in porch, a pergola and a small stamped concrete patio
Here is the design, it shows a trellis that we did not end up doing

6x6 posts set and deck frame started

A different view of the framing for the porch floor, and the crushed limestone base for the stamped concrete
Basic shell of the porch up, and getting ready for the finish details
Stamped concrete - standard concrete with no color,

and black release ashlar slate stamp with brick border

Pine tongue and groove bead board ceiling

Pine tongue and groove porch floor, 2 ft. cedar knee walls

Screens with cedar stops, the cedar knee walls have cedar 2x4 top and bottom rails
with tongue and groove cedar siding
Treated pine pergola, with 6x6 posts, 2x8 beams,
2x6 rafters, and 2x2 stringers
Outside view of the porch
Clear pine screen door with full screen
View looking out of the porch
Outside view
Side view of the pergola and the entrance to the porch

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Baltimore Pergola

Here is some pictures of a Pergola we built for the New Baltimore Lumber Jack, lumber yard
It is for a display idea, Pergolas have been popular lately with homeowners, landscapers and deck builders.
Pergolas add a nice detail to a patio or deck and can be constructed to add shade to a sunny outdoor living area. They also can be a nice support for a flowering vine.
Sorry the day we built this it was a little foggy - some of the pictures are not the best
The top of Pergola is natural stained cedar wood.
2x8 beams, 2x6 rafters, and 1x2 stringers.
The supports are treated 4x4s, covered with 8" round composite columns
You can take a look at this Pergola at the Lumber Jack building center in New Baltimore MI
at the corner of 23 mile rd. and Jefferson
Thank You

Dock in Harrison Twp. MI

Here is a project we did about month ago. The homeowner tore out the original dock and we came in to replace it. The original dock was rotted and heaving up from the frost. We augured new 18" x 42" post hole footings dropped a cement cookie base for the support post and back filled the 4x4s. The dock is a 100' long and 7' width through most of the dock with couple of flair outs at each end. The original decking was running the opposite way we installed the new deck boards, which made a nice design feature with a center seam board every 12'. Running the decking this way also looked better from the view of the house by not seeing the seams of the deck boards butting up to each other. This is the standard way most deck boards run parallel to the long side of the home.
Posts set and working on the framing The outside of the dock is supported by the new post hole footings
and the 4x4s, the inside of the deck is built on top of the steel break wall
Here you can see the 12' sections with the seam boards running the opposite way
All the decking was screwed down with 3" exterior screws
The dock is all select cut treated pine- 2x6 framing and 2x6 decking
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Final pictures from Oakland Township Twin Lakes Golf course deck job

Here is some final pictures of the deck we built at Twin Lakes golf sub. The deck is composite, with Fiberon horizon tropics in the rosewood color with a triple picture frame border. The center border course in picture frame border is Correct Deck CX in pebble color. The railings are DCL from Correct Deck CX in pebble color with Deckorators square estate balusters and deckorators baskets in bronze color. The railing post caps are from De-kor (little rondi) and they have low voltage lighting in them and there is De-kor millennium stair riser low voltage lights.
The De-kor little rondi post cap in antique bronze
The step treads are picture framed with the Fiberon horizon tropics rosewood with a Correct Deck cx pebble board in the inside . You can also see the De-kor Millennium riser lights
Triple picture frame border with the main deck boards running on a 45 degree angle
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Oakland Township MI Composite Deck

Here is our latest project... A 400 sq. ft. composite deck on Twin Lakes golf course.
We are excited to build this deck, because we are using a brand new composite product by Fiberon called Horizon Tropics in the color rosewood. The rosewood color looks alot like the beautiful tropical hardwood Ipe. We also are using some very nice features we will get into as we progress.
Here is a before picture of the house

Here is the design

The decking is running on a 45 degree angle with triple picture frame border. The middle board of the triple picture frame border is Correct Deck CX pebble color which is also the color of the railings. The balusters are from Deckorators and are square with a diamond pattern baskets per each section, they are in a bronze color. The post caps are antique bronze Little Rondi's from Dekor and they are lighted.

Here is a couple of pictures of the framing

Here we just finished running the decking

Here you can see the two different composite boards that make up the triple picture frame border. The Middle pebble color board is the same color as the railings which we are trying to tie the railing and decking color in together with the trim and brick colors of the house

Here we have just install the rail posts and the blocking for the borders

Here is some pictures of where we are at now, we have just the steps to go and we are waiting for the landscaping/brick paving to be completed so we can finish the steps

We should be finished up next week so we should have the finished pictures coming soon

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