Category Archives: Cedar Decking

Even the smallest of balconies can be enlivened with a simple wooden deck and a couple of comfy chairs.

Condo Balcony Staggered Decking

On a small condo balcony a lot can be achieved through the use of staggered decking and a beautiful stain.  Add a couple of comfy chairs and a table and you have a comfortable sitting area that you want to use as opposed to a piece of rough concrete with an old lawn chair!

This customer requested staggered decking which breaks up the pattern quite a bit and gives a rustic charm look.  As well, the boards were stained Weather Wood from the Sansin line of stains which I prefer because of their quality and beautiful range of colours.

Prior to me installing the decking, the customer had installed a set of sliding balcony windows across the front of their balcony which allowed them to use it all four seasons.  They are on a busy street of downtown Toronto so the windows also helped in keeping down the dirt that can float up from the street.

The use of modern colours change the look of your balcony and can even make it look bigger!
Cedar condo decking with baltic blue stain.

Cedar decking, framed look with Baltic Blue stain.

Baltic Blue Cedar Decking

Little by little, more and more condo owners are realizing the joy of using different stain colours on their cedar decking.  This small balcony was built using framed cedar decking but with a beautiful Baltic Blue stain. This is in downtown Toronto.

Baltic Blue is also a lighter stain and with a small balcony such as this one, the tendency is to make the balcony look bigger than it is.

Vertical boards make this small balcony look bigger than it is.

We also decided to go with a framed look, with vertical boards running up the sides and the middle.  Vertical boards also have the advantage of making it look larger as well.  The various sections give it all a structured look and compared to the dull, plain, concrete it was before, you now have a beautiful balcony to sit out on.

A traditional staggered pattern can bring back memories of summers at the cottage and on the dock!

Cedar Decking With Staggered Pattern

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Cedar Balcony Staggered Pattern

Many condo owners want to have a condo balcony that is reminiscent of a cottage deck and ask for cedar decking with a staggered pattern.  This is one example of an installation we did for one owner who also requested an unusual (and quite beautiful) mushroom coloured stain.

Cedar Decking Staggered PatternIn this case the staggered decking pattern repeats itself every two boards but it can be made more complex with different repeating patterns.

What a difference it makes for the rows of colourful planters to have a lovely wood deck underneath them as opposed to drab concrete!

 

Lighting help to accentuate the edges of your balcony and gives it that "starry" look in the evening. A beautiful way to enjoy a Toronto evening!

Floor lighting

Integrating small lights into the flooring of your condo balcony can really change the look of the balcony in the evening.  In this example, we put four small LED lights into a smallish balcony in Toronto that changed it into a Paris like look in the evening!

The rest of the condo balcony was a staggered, classic, cedar design.  The client also requested an infinity look which means it extended outside the railing, making the balcony look much bigger.  The client was extremely happy with the result and told us so very clearly!  Nice.