This Kettering Ohio deck was featured in a Cincinnati Enquirer article in 2009. The tropical hardwood used is massaranduba or commonly called bulletwood. Note the open design making a rather large deck seem even bigger and more inviting by eliminating the railings. The relaxation and entertaining areas of this deck are defined by floating benches while the dining area is defined by a level change and planters boxes accented with low voltage deck lighting. What a difference design and material makes!