mangaris deck

We finished laying out the side deck this weekend, installing hardwood is kind of a bitch, well worth it though. Not only just countersinking the screws, both sides of the wood also needed to be sealed, we took a brush to each new cut as well,  grooves cut out and sealed on the back side on both ends of each board for water proofing too, everything all sealed tight. Mangaris (Indonesian mahogany) looks great and is an extremely durable hardwood, it should be, we broke 4 drill bits installing it. And living near the coast we had to use stainless steel screws which cost an arm and a leg ($360 for a pail of stainless steel screws), damn the salty air!

Now we decide on railings, doing some research and I’m thinking cable railings like the pic below may work.

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