Category Archives: Wood Selections

Kebony Thermally Treated Deck Wood

Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process that enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color. It installs twice as fast as ipê, is highly durable, and requires no maintenance beyond…
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Wide boards can create a very sophisticated look for any balcony.

Indian Apartment Wide Board Balcony

A nice, straightforward, wide board balcony from our line of 15 Engaging Asian Balconies.  This apartment in India contrast some wide boards with porcelain tiles on the inside of the apartment to create a very sophisticated look.

A wide board look can be achieved with wood of course, but also with different tiles.  Many porcelain tiles are now manufactured with a faux wood look that is very impressive.  Each of the tiles has a different grain, colour and can create a fabulous look for a floor.

In this example, the boards are running perpendicular from the doors, making the balcony look much wider than it is.  Add a couple of chairs, a simple table and a bit of greenery and you have a beautiful step out balcony.  A nice job!

A simple design using a light coloured stain can really make your furniture and plants stand out.

Simple White Boards On A Spanish Balcony

Southern Europeans really like to dress up their balconies because they comprise a large part of their living and enjoyment space.  In this case, they've used a very simple design with a translucent stain to allow the grain to show through.

We did a similar job last year for a client who had been living in Germany for a number of years.   When you add in a few dark pieces of furniture and some colour with plants and vases, you can really turn a simple balcony into a stylish, stunning, spot.

The nice thing about whiter boards is they don't show dirt as much and as they fade, it is hardly noticeable.

 

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.