Beautiful Lake View Deck
This simple L-shaped deck was transformed into a work of art by adding an inlaid Celtic pattern. The weave goes down both legs of the L with the knot design in the center. The weave pattern is mirrored in the pergola above. The Azek decking used in the design was bent using the Heatcon bending system. Coretex hidden fasteners attatch the decking to the subdeck.
Editor’s note: Online members can read a detailed account of how builder Kim Katwijk bends and installs composite decking in this feature article from Fine Homebuilding magazine:
Celtic Knot Inlay
Just the right twist to the Azek decking
Pergola by Arbors Direct with weave pattern that matches the deck inlay.
Lighting Sets the Mood! Lighting by Highpoint Deck lighting
The Devil is in the Details
You're doing some very trick work there my man, very beautiful work Kim, my hats off to you :-)
Thaxs Joe that a real complement I have seen your work just trying to keep up with you. it's fun seeing what everyone can come up with. Helps inspires me.
Amazing. How many man-hours are we talking about here? --Robyn
RDA This was about 5 weeks for a two man crew.
Very cool. Thanks for posting--and giving me an excellent deck to feature on our home page.
Robyn Could you put a photo credit on your front page Thank you Kim
Robin you need to feature Kim's work in your magazine. I would really love to read about this bending process and how he builds decks this beautiful. Kim's work is trully creative and skill is above the normal deck builder we see. This is the stuff we see in show books.
Hey Guys. @Kim: We're not set up to insert photo credits on images we use for the home page (sorry!), but anyone who clicks the image goes directly to your entry and will see the credit there.
@AZdreamer: We've featured photos from our Project Gallery in the last two issues of FHB. In fact, check this post out:
It's the house on the cover of this year's Houses issue! And, FHB#204, due out at the end of this month, includes four pages devoted to our Kitchen and Bath remodel contest winners. I agree that Kim's work deserves some attention. Stay tuned. . .and thanks for your comment. Keep em' coming!
Yes very beautiful tricky work.
Please update photos at homepage as well
Whilst looking for a charging spot for my electric car it came to me. The salt-of-the-earth type jobs some of my primary school classmates ended up in just don't exist any more.
I can't help but wonder what Edward Snowden would think about this. Soil depletion is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the challenges faced by African peasant farmers today