Slideshow: Laguna Beach Deck

Check out some of the details that make this ocean-view deck special.

Laguna Beach Deck

This hillside deck in Laguna Beach, Calif., overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

The Site

The house site was located at the top of a steep hill - great for the views, but tricky to work on.

The Road Up the Hill

To deliver materials and concrete to the site, trucks had to navigate a steep, narrow, and winding road.

Difficult Access

The only access to the back of the house was through this nice - but narrow - garden gate.

700-Pound Support Posts

The deck is supported by custom-fabricated galvanized steel support posts, which bear on concrete piers. The concrete was delivered by a pumper truck. With no crane access, workers had to wrestle the 700-lb. posts into place by hand.

Prime and Paint

Prior to installation, workers primed and painted the framing, including the 6x20 Alaskan yellow cedar glulam beams.

The Framed Deck

With the framing nearly complete, it was time to start installing the decking.

From Above

This is a view of the deck framing from the existing upper-level balcony, showing the longest glulam, which is close to 35 feet long.

Installing Decking

The crew installed the Azek decking on the diagonal.

From Below

A view of the deck framing.

Maximizing the View

Glass-panel railings were chosen to take maximum advantage of the view.

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