Mountain View Cable Railing InspirationA home tucked away high in the mountains that overlooks vast forest and valleys sounds like any nature lover’s dream. With an organic mountain vista all around you, the architecture of your home shouldn’t stand in the way of the view. Rather, it should enhance it. By installing cable railing on your deck or patio, you’ll have both modern design and a natural, unobstructed view. Keuka Studios has created cable railings systems for homes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. If you need design inspiration for your mountain home, take a look at these cable railings we’ve designed for customers to maximize their aerial views.
1. The Great Smoky Mountains, North CarolinaLocated near Biltmore Lake, this mountain home with a large timber frame incorporates Keuka Studios’ Ithaca Style railing. The railing has “raven black” steel posts and a Brazilian walnut top rail.
2. San Francisco, CaliforniaFor our client in San Francisco, we designed a cable railing that preserves this amazing overlook if you’re dining on the deck. The railing has a wood top rail and steel posts powder-coated in “raven black.”
3. Bear Mountain, CaliforniaKeuka Studios designed cable railing for a California home that looks out on Big Bear Lake. The home near the popular Bear Mountain ski resort features a concrete curved deck with our Keuka Style cable railing. The photo below is a close-up of the railing’s “silver vein” powder-coated steel posts and matching aluminum top rail.
4. Soquel, CaliforniaOur Ithaca Style cable railing preserves the view from this slate deck overlooking a California hillside. The railing features “dazzling pewter” powder-coated steel posts and a Brazilian walnut wood top rail. Have questions about cable railing? Visit our website, www.keuka-studios.com. To discuss ordering and installing Keuka Studios cable railing, contact Jason White at Jason@keuka-studios.com or (585) 487-6148. Read More
To maintain the natural beauty of IPE Decking it requires some care when installing and yearly maintenance. IPE is a natural material that moves with the elements, therefore, it is subject to checking (looks like cracking) twisting, warping and cupping similar to other types of woods. There are many web-sites that you can access to obtain a variety of expert advice for caring for your IPE. Below are some helpful recommendations. Installing IPE – Proper installation and maintenance are key to the long term beauty of your deck -Always seal the cut end (end grain) of the board with a paraffin wax, such as Anchorseal. -Do Not install decking without an oil based finish being applied to all four sides with sufficient rack time to dry. -Do Not use film finishes such as a varnish. -Finish the IPE with a penetrating oil, we have had good experience using Penofins for hardwoods. When applying use a brush, rag or sponge. Once applied wipe and remove all excess oil. DO NOT over apply as it will become sticky and tacky and may take a very long time to dry. IPE does not soak up the oil like a softwood does. CAUTION: The rags (applicators used) are FLAMMABLE and must be disposed of properly – READ the manufacturer’s instructions for disposal. Maintaining IPE Routinely clean off your deck by sweeping off leaves, hosing off spills, mud etc. to help prevent staining. Depending on the amount of sun exposure you may need to thoroughly clean and re-oil your Ipe yearly or bi-yearly. Thoroughly wash your deck with a product made for this application and allow to Dry Completely before re-oiling. Read More