One redwood tree, reincarnated
After a lightning strike felled a California redwood, the lucky homeowners had it milled and stored on their property. Years later, they used the wood to build three decks and a wheelchair-accessible pathway, along with planters and benches. Green anodized-aluminum balusters complement the simple deck design and are almost transparent against the surrounding foliage. After viewing this deck, one of the winners of our deck contest, Project Gallery member hipaul, wrote, “Absolutely amazing. The deck is beautiful and what a way to honor that magnificent tree … Way to go!”Design: Judy and Jack Armstrong, Truckee, Calif.
Construction and photographs: Jack Armstrong