Monday, October 11, 2010

The Grabowski Deck

A family friend wanted to demolish the existing backyard deck on his home and replace it with something bigger but still suitable for the size and use of the family.  I did all of the design work, including the light fixtures, which were then hand made by a school friend and me.

The Grabowski deck predates both the garage loft and the mantel clock, which share noticeable details with the lanterns on the deck.  The lites of the lantern are double-paned with shattered safety glass between the panes of glass.  This was later used all over the office renovation. 

The wood web detail across the lantern panes was meant to be a small scale version of the intended railing design.  The contractor installed his own railing design so they don't quite match.

A few years later the owner asked me to install low voltage lighting in his yard, which I did personally, including six stair-riser lights in the deck itself.

At the same time as the low voltage lighting he asked me to execute a design for a table on the deck.  The original intent was to have an eye catching pedestal table with a glass top.  He thought the glass would need constant cleaning and opted to have a mosic tile design installed on a tabletop he already owned.  He then asked me to construct the pedestal to receive that top.  The original railing design for the deck was created at full scale to serve as the web between the table legs.

Mosaic table top.

Mosaic detail.

Mosaic detail.

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