Tour a welcoming front yard deck

Lessons for your own entry from a little piece of paradise

Front porch/deck
Photo by Art Gray

Creative deck designs: Living out front

Welcoming front-yard deck

Instead of stairs, a three-level deck steps up to the front door of this traditional (raised) Hawaiian post-and-pier-house, located on the island of Oahu.

The deck is built of ironwood using Tiger Deck construction (instead of nails, boards are hammered into metal “tiger claws”). Owners Chris and Mary Beddow keep it looking new with occasional applications of a hardwood oil called Penofin.

Click ahead to see how they outfitted their entry, turning it into a personal paradise.

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