We raised the roof on this farmhouse in order to replace blue ground to roof posts with redwood. After that we installed the beam (front and center), installed other posts to support existing (and weak) 2×6 beam, and installed joists as well as the stairs.
The 12′ staircase complete with railing and balusters dramatized the entrance to the deck 36′ redwood deck. I’ve zoomed in on the outside of the railing to show the exterior detail of the cedar trim, railing, balusters, and posts. If the color looks funny, it is. The homeowner insisted on Cedar colored stain on redwood, stained some of it before installation. If Redwood, used natural stain!
Colorado Living Space does decks.