December 11, 2015
This deck was built by Jamie Herbert using all timbers supplied from 5 Star Timbers at Ewing Road, Woodridge.
Bearers & joists & noggins of 145 x 50 rough sawn hardwood, 90 x 90 Kwila posts & 140 x 45 handrail (flush back finished, checked in 10mm and glued only - no nails!!!). All from the top shelf range but the thing that stands this deck out from most others is the decking boards we used.
5 Star Timbers had 900 lineal metres of "Cover Grade" or "2nd Grade" 90 x 19 Australian Hardwood decking boards. They had been in the yard for quite some time and nobody wanted to use them so they approached me and asked if I had a project coming up that I would be prepared to use them on.
I knew that with a little more effort and careful sorting of the boards I would be able to produce a top class deck for my client & if a picture is worth a thousand words, these photos are testament of what can be achieved with just a little more work & patience.
Feedback from my client was:
"Man, that is the best deck I have ever seen, I love it".
It did come up pretty good, especially after 4 coats of Feast & Watson Natural Water Based Oil & definitely in the top couple of decks I have done in the last 25years.
Cheers Justin, Peter, Steve, Barry, Ed & the rest of the crew at 5 Star Timbers, always a pleasure to do business with you guys and thank you for all your help over the last 12 months.
But that's not all, Jamie has since completed another deck using the "2nd Grade" Australian Hardwood decking boards, & may we say it come up a treat & received honourable mentions from the judges of our recent "Show us your Deck" competition.
Jamie Herbert Deck featuring natural tree trunks for posts & "2nd Grade" decking boards.