20,000 sqft ipe decking project

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20,000 sqft ipe decking project
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decking framework 1

decking framework 2

close up decking in pallets

ipe deck pallet

surface closeup of the ipe deck

this is the building with the roof on which the deck is to be installed

installing the ipe deck

sideview from the building and the project

inspection by the local authorities

project overview

project finished installing!

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz,

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 10:47 PM

W O W !

What a job. You did a heck of a job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 11:15 PM

That’s on great big deck. Are the sleepers pressure treated ? I do a lot of decks but have done one that big.
Good job.


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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 11:44 PM

Wow, beautiful.

My knees & back hurt just looking at the pictures

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 03:06 AM

Lord have mercy!!!!! That is something! Besides a lot of work. More sq ft than my house.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#5 posted 06-09-2012 06:13 AM

1/2 acre of deck! ;-)) What a job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-09-2012 10:47 AM

I’ve been building Ipe decks for 12 years, and I doubt that they total 20,000 sq’.
Good job.

-- Steve--

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 12:06 PM

In principle we don’t do installation jobs because we manufacture decking (we are a mill) however, sometimes arquitects or project developers contact us and ask if we can also execute the job. We have sent 42m3 ideck (2 truckloads), which equals over 2000m2 and since 1m2 = 10.7sqft , so the project we took was 20,000 sqft. Of course there is also something like 2% cut offs.

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz,

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 03:09 PM

How many SAW BLADES did you go through?

-- My terrible signature...

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#9 posted 06-09-2012 03:23 PM

just one MONSTER blade! (7” wide)

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz,

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Chris P.

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#10 posted 06-09-2012 03:54 PM

Wow. I am about to put 180 square feet of ipe on my deck, and I am afraid of what it’s going to cost. I can’t even imagine what the price tag was for 20,000 square feet! Marco – do you ship to San Diego? ;-)

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#11 posted 06-09-2012 04:09 PM

Crazy Cool! ALOT of decking! Your crew does good work nice and straight

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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#12 posted 06-09-2012 07:26 PM

ok nice deck …. great work
cool wiew over the mauntain
but are they insane or have they just toooo many money burning in the pocket
IPE here in Denmark with dimension 21mm x 145 mm 700 kr. per squaremeter = ~ 135 $
and then adding the build of the deck

thanks for sharing crazyness with us :-)


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#13 posted 06-10-2012 03:14 AM

As the kids say today, “OMG!” that deck is >10x my whole HOUSE, let alone my deck (deck made by me, not house)
My biggest deck:

You humble my in your scope, your materials, your product. Of course, it looks like you do this for a living! As Alexandre said/asked, “how many saw blades?”. I have heard Ipe is tough…

Nice job.

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#14 posted 06-10-2012 04:04 AM

Yowsa! Now that’s a DECK! Beautiful job. I only needed a couple of hundred sq’. Love the stuff though. Mine is over fifteen years old and still looks like the week after I put it down. I say the week after because that’s when I plugged all the screw holes with ipe bungs. Didn’t have any fancy deck clips back then. I use Penofin to keep the color. Can’t imagine how many gallons this job would take. Whewee! I’d just let it go gray.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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