Product Design Engineering
 we made a 20ft long "oven" in my back yard with sonotubes (traditionally reserved for concrete pouring foundations) and 2 large bazooka-style 35 kBTU propane heaters (traditionally reserved for sane activities) to heat the curved decking pieces to 300 deg. F. 

Outdoor Deck

Once the remodeling of our home turned to the exterior spaces, it was necessary to rip off the old, dilapidated deck and replace it with an outdoor space we could be proud of. Of course I couldn't ignore the details, so I designed in some curved decking to tie it all together. My friend, Danny, is a skilled carpenter so he helped me realize the vision.

 we made a 20ft long "oven" in my back yard with sonotubes (traditionally reserved for concrete pouring foundations) and 2 large bazooka-style 35 kBTU propane heaters (traditionally reserved for sane activities) to heat the curved decking pieces to 300 deg. F. 

we made a 20ft long "oven" in my back yard with sonotubes (traditionally reserved for concrete pouring foundations) and 2 large bazooka-style 35 kBTU propane heaters (traditionally reserved for sane activities) to heat the curved decking pieces to 300 deg. F. 

 The whole yard put together! I did the rockery work too... I'll maybe add details of that back-breaker-of-a-job at a later date.

The whole yard put together! I did the rockery work too... I'll maybe add details of that back-breaker-of-a-job at a later date.

 CAD is an amazing tool and I typically utilize it to both visualize a design and anticipate any potential functional issues. In this case, I was able to do all the structural analysis (what size beam, how many & length of span) to make Danny's job easier and save on material costs.

CAD is an amazing tool and I typically utilize it to both visualize a design and anticipate any potential functional issues. In this case, I was able to do all the structural analysis (what size beam, how many & length of span) to make Danny's job easier and save on material costs.