Coral Gables Historic Home Portico

Restoration Using Ipe Decking
Ipe Wood Cladding
Ipe Wood Cladding

Project Info

Material 1X4 Ipe (Brazilian Walnut)
Style Mediterranean
City Coral Gables

Project Description

It was very important to the owner to properly restore his newly bought 1939 historic house. In order to do this, we replaced the rotting boards under the carport with premium grade 1×4 ipe hardwood. Our carpenters pre-drilled all the holes and used DeckWise 305 stainless steel decking screws, filling the holes with ipe plugs, sanding and then oiling with ipe oil. The result was a stunningly beautiful and very weather resistant ceiling. In fact, we were congratulated by the Board of Historic Preservation on our excellent craftsmanship in such a tricky restoration.