This client had an old, dilapidated wood deck, was adamant about not going composite, and requested Real Ipe. In order to get full length boards and not have a plethora of unsightly butt joints, we created this herringbone basketweave board pattern and dressed it up with a curved front. She wanted the white rails for that contrasting POP, and we used black round balusters to open up the view of the woods out back. the 6×6 rail post sleeves added a nice compliment as did the steel surface mount rail posts and IPE cocktail rail. framed on Critically treated framing set at 12 inches on center to create a substructure that would last as long as the decking.