This was a 2nd story Ipe deck with a custom solid patio cover, stairs, and a Feeney cable railing system. What made this deck special was the gigantic steel posts required to make everything happen. They were all 1/2″ thick 6″x6″ posts that were 20′ tall. It took 12 people and lifts to get each post into place and pour the 5′ deep footings. The decking is 5/4 Ipe decking installed with hidden fasteners and plugs. The patio cover has a gable roof with asphalt shingles to match the existing roofing.
The cable railing is a custom Feeney cable railing. The cable ends had to stop and start on each side of the steel posts, so the drilling for those had to be PERFECT. Making sure there were no slips made it take longer than the rest of the cable railing installation combined. The posts were all custom ordered and powder coated specifically made for this project. For the stairs each base was welded to the exact angle needed. This is near the coast, so every detail had to be exact on the powder coating for both the cable railing posts and the structural steel posts.