When you think of building a deck, you don't generally think of using stone. That is, unless you are Mike Copenhaver, a self-declared "brick and stone guy" and operator of the Brick and Stone Guy blog. As you might imagine, the man has a passion for all things brick and stone. It was Mike's home video of his construction of a stone deck that impressed me. The deck is made up of stone tiles that are laid and clipped to the wood joists. The deck itself serves as a walkway that spans a ravine leading to a grand entrance to a magnificent home. Beautiful. I had no idea stone was an option when building a deck.
Besides this project, Mike's blog has lots of photos and discussions of interesting stonework, including this installment of artistic stonework. Give it a look when you get a chance.