Friday, September 11, 2009

Rooftop Terrace Overlooking the East River

This penthouse terrace is wrapped in custom ipe planter boxes to create an idyllic environment overlooking the East River.

Every corner on this project features 45 degree miters with hidden splines glued into the seam. This creates the cleanest attainable look with the strongest possible joint.

Below is an example of a "butt-joint", which still looks very handsome, but the seams are visible.

The boxes include an ipe base that has been contoured to follow the sloping angle of the tile deck.

The whole project compliments the stunning view of the East River.


  1. Nicely done! This only proves that you truly have good carpentry skills, Gary. Well, these types of rooftop designs are becoming a trend nowadays. Not only does it provides a distinctive design to your rooftop decks, but it is also very eco-friendly as well. I think that is one of the many reasons why homeowners go for this design.

    Terence Watthens

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