Large Curved Decks in Muskoka with Glass Rails
These gorgeous curved decks were built in Muskoka near Gravenhurst Ontario. Designed by GardenStructure.com, they feature a graceful curved edge. The laminated solid rim joists are structural, unlike kerf cut rims. We laminated a 2×9 solid red cedar handrail cap and an inspired staircase to make the trip down to the lake truly gracious.
From any vantage, this deck is stunning. We maximized the view of the lake utilizing glass railings. The simple shape we created and inspired detailing throughout makes this a special architectural feature. The owner of this home is planning to retire in this beautiful home. He approached us with a design just as the house was breaking ground, which is ideal for us. It gives us a couple of months to get the deck design pinned down.
Builders of Decks for Water Views
We are the ultimate builders of decks. When you have a waterfront cottage, the view from the water is known as the “Front” of your home. The cottage is more valuable if this view does justice to the site. This home’s facade from the lake is truly grand. Decks should blend with the home and the surroundings. The glass rails accent the view and add flow to this deck. Circular shape allows better use of space. Solid red cedar wood rails were laminated with marine epoxy for strength and long-lasting beauty.
Drip edges cut into the railings allow water to be directed away from the inner rail parts which means durability long term. I would expect this handrail to outlast the exposed frame parts by decades.Many TV Shows claim that kerf cuts in framing are acceptable–the truth is it will lead to early deterioration of the frame. We utilized solid laminations for the curved rim, and solid laminated top handrail attached to 6×6 posts. As you can see we used Helical footings to support this deck.
This staircase bears upon giant flagstone patios and as you can see the stairs are sturdily framed. A showpiece design, a stunning home, breathtaking scenery in Gravenhurst Ontario. This is paradise on earth! The glass rails offer an unobstructed view of the water and as you can see fits with the home when seen from the interior. Our tempered glass in wood rails allows us to use up to 8′ panels of glass–approved by the engineer!
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