A Florida Styled Verandah- A Stylish Porch in Etobicoke
Here is an example of architectural landscape woodwork at a residence in Etobicoke Ontario. Every once in a while a landscape designer comes up with something unique, in this case, it was “Neal Small”. Some designs peak our interest and we just can’t say no to doing the project. This one had an incredibly difficult handrail to it, which needed solid stain. If you look closely at the guard rails every piece has a different angle on every cut, depending on the size of the section. This is time-consuming work with a budget to match!
Florida Style Woodwork in the Landscape
A geographical region like Florida has its own style of woodworking. Florida style Chippendale railings are so common around the South Beach area for their stylish structure and open look. When you have a view like that in South Florida why would you want to obstruct it? Neal challenged us to build urn pedestals supported by posts within a patio and wood rails in the patio as well. We built in drainage stone around the posts to prevent rot and drip edges into the rails and pedestals to help durability as well.
Porch or Verandah–Your Choice!
Whatever you call it, a porch or verandah, we think it is a lovely place to spend time overlooking the scenery. A pool and manicured garden is the view in this particular case. A Verandah is just the name of a Porch in the Southern US. If we are making it “Florida Style” we should likely call it a Verandah! Neal Small did a wonderful job maintaining interest in this very busy yard. This is the best part of working with designers. They often have a magical ability to conjure beauty from a barren yard.