Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Privacy Screen...

This recent project was a simple deck overhaul in Downtown Toronto. The home owners had started out with an interior reno-project through the winter and worked their way right out to the backyard this spring.

Basically the old deck had consisted of rotting boards and very little space for today's style of furniture... A simple addition of a few more feet to the deck and eliminating a big step out from the back door gave the deck a lot more space to use for furniture and walkway room.

Add to that a very simplified design of a privacy screen to help create that feeling of a room and you have a nice outdoor extension to your quaint little downtown backyard.... without a major renovation expense.

The wood used here is Tigerwood...not to be confused with the golfer... it can be stained to preserve the beautiful rich colour you see, or left to weather to a silver-grey colour. The project was crafted by the expertise of Tony Fredricks of the wood crafters... 416-420-3999

7 comments:

try said...

Tiger Wood have you used that a long time? Where can it be purchased?

Paul Corsetti (416)455-5515 said...

I have used the wood on two projects so far...it appears to hold up very well in our climate so if you are in a warmer environment, I think you have no troubles. I would follow the info for a link in this article:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2386200_buy-fsc-certified-tigerwood-decking.html

The article tells you hot to go about buying wood product harvested from sustainable lumber practices...instead of purchasing wood from clear-cutting supplies.

See what you can find out in your area. Otherwise I would source a lumber yard directly ( a place that only deals with wood products) as I know this is not something you find on a Home Depot shelf... Good luck.

Lawrence Winterburn said...

Actually Paul-- We sell Tigerdeck now. It comes random lengths between 6-20' and in 1" or 1 1/4" thickness. It comes kiln dried and edge grooved to use stainless steel clips.

1" is $3.20/lin'
and 1.25" is $4.60/ foot.

To calculate what you need to cover a deck surface just take the square footage and multiply by 2.2 to get total footage. It is always good practice to order 10% extra for waste.

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No dought it is looking awesome..

Conrad said...

While I am looking for a quality blog about Landscape designer, then, I have found this blog. Simple deck overhaul in Downtown Toronto is very good. The home owner’s interior reno-project's design is very good. Basically,rotting boards,modern furniture, all gives an extra outlook. Tigerwood concept also unique. Thank you Tony, for designing this craft with new concept.

~Ally said...

I am wondering how the boards of the privacy screen are attached to the posts? It has such a nice clean look - no visible nail or screw holes and they just seem to float. Is there a channel in the posts that the boards are slid into, or are they attached by brackets in the back?

Paul Corsetti (416)455-5515 said...

The boards are fastened to a post behind the screen and then a trim-board is placed over top to cover the joints and fasteners. Makes for a clean finished look...