The Balcony

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Installing a better-looking temporary railing on the balcony.

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It’s time to start thinking about what type of deck and railing we want for the balcony. Once the siding is finished, it will be the next project.

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9 thoughts on “The Balcony

  1. How about something “Dutch” with simple carved stiles. Shaped in hearts, flowers, or anything that takes your fancy.

  2. For the decking itself, I highly recommend Ipe. It is a very strong and attractive wood,and easy to maintain. Since your balcony is small, it won’t cost you too much. Our little balcony, and our front porch, is made of Ipe, and we love it.

  3. You might see if your local salvage place has any fencing that can be cut down to fit. I’ve seen lengths of vintage wrought iron that are lovely but not enough to do much with. But they would be plenty enough for your little balcony.

    If you go with wood, there are plenty of photos on the internet of unusual custom things that John could easily recreate on his own. For the style of the house I think wood might be more appropriate than iron, but it’s the back balcony. You can do whatever you want.

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