Custom Wood Decks in Portland – Natural Beauty in a Variety of Looks

Three Rivers Custom Decks



Looking for a beautiful new custom-built wood deck to complete your outdoor living space? Look no further than Three Rivers Custom Decks, your chosen local deck contractor. Portland and the surrounding areas are brimming with beauty – from the lush green trees to serene blue waters.


Our team of experienced builders can create the outdoor living space of your dreams that complements the beauty found right in your backyard. 


Choosing the Right Wood for Your Custom Deck


We source only the highest quality materials for our projects. Natural wood is a popular choice among deck material options. Read on to learn more about the types of wood we use in our custom deck projects. Interested in alternative decking materials? Take a look at our composite and PVC decking options. 


Tight Knot Cedar Decks


Harvested across Canada, tight knot cedar has a uniform smattering of…


  • knots, 
  • burls and,
  • other naturally occurring markings

… that adds to the decorative character of the deck. With a rustic look that was the Gold Standard for decks in the Northwest for years, its beauty is undeniable. 


Tight Knot Cedar is perhaps the most economical of our natural wood deck material options. There are specific maintenance requirements, so we will only recommend it for certain projects – contact us to see if it might be right for you, or get a quote.


Mahogany Decks


Our mahogany is harvested from all over the world, with each location providing a variety of distinct styles. Mahogany decks are a bit more expensive than cedar, and provide a cleaner, more elegant look similar to a denser hardwood but without the price tag. Mahogany decks are beautiful and also durable. With proper maintenance, a custom mahogany deck can last 15 to 20 years. 


Interested in a wood deck but not sure about mahogany as the best decking material for your outdoor living space? Click below and schedule a free consultation today. 



Ipe Decks


Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is a beautiful and natural hardwood that is extremely sturdy. Originating in Brazil, this type of wood was originally shipped to the United States to be used for container decks and trucks because of its durability.


Now, all of our ipe wood comes from sustainably harvested trees and is used to build solid, long-lasting decks. 


Top of the line ipe decks require minimal maintenance and can last 25 years or more. Ipe is popular with homeowners who want the natural beauty of wood without the maintenance required with Cedar and Mahogany Decks.


Does this align with your vision? Request a quote and let Three Rivers Custom Decks design your dream outdoor living space in Portland, Oregon.



 Looking to Install a Custom Wood Deck in Portland? Here’s a Look at Our Process



Initial Consultation & Design


Step 1:

The first step in our process is to meet with you in-person to discuss your ideas and understand your vision. This is the time to bring your photos, floorplans, Pinterest boards and any other wish list ideas you want to incorporate into your dream wooden deck project. We’ll be offering some of our own design ideas as well as addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Have questions before we get started? Check out our FAQs below.


Step 2:

After gathering this information, we will provide you with an initial plan for your custom wood deck complete with pricing for a variety of products and material options.


Step 3:

From here we can exchange ideas, draw up a plan, and begin to shape the project to perfection via email, phone or further on-site visits.



Project Management


Once you’ve accepted our quote for your dream natural wood deck, we want to make sure you’re in the loop every step of the way. We’ll provide you with everything you need to know during the project. You’ll receive:


  • The project schedule, 
  • Progress photos of your beautiful wood custom deck, 
  • Timely answers to any questions,
  • Information so you can stay on top of expenses & payments,
  • And more.

Bottom line, we’ve got you covered. Have any questions or concerns during the project? You can contact us and we’ll get back to you right away.



Execution of Project


You sit back and let us work our magic! By this point, we’re off to work building you the perfect outdoor living space. Our talented team of professionals will have your dream wood deck completed as efficiently as possible, while ensuring the highest quality execution.



Final Meeting and Walkthrough


As we get close to finishing up the project, we’ll meet with you once more to address any questions or concerns you may have about your new wood deck. We will walk through the elements of the project, discuss warranty procedures and arrange for final payment.




FAQs About Our Custom Wood Deck Installations in Portland


How long does it take to build a deck?


Every project is customized to fit the wants and needs of the client. The time it takes to build a custom wood deck usually varies depending on several factors:


  • The design of the project
  • The scope and size of the project
  • Availability of desired wood materials
  • Permits for more complicated projects
  • And more.

If you have a timeline in mind, we’ll be transparent about the feasibility of your project and our capacity to get it done. Schedule a free consultation today to talk more.


How much does it cost to build a deck made of wood?


Every project is different. We create a custom quote around a custom project to fit the client’s budget and design needs. For a custom wood deck, costs typically range from $50 per square foot to $150 per square foot. 


Cedar will generally be your most economical wood material while the cost of Ipe wood is on the higher end.


Three Rivers Custom Decks is considered by most of its past customers as a great value. As always and is true today, you get what you pay for. We typically are competitive with companies that provide a similar level of service and finished product. Our efficiency helps us keep our prices within industry standards while providing above industry standard service and quality.


If you want to know the cost to build a deck of your dreams, contact us today for a free consultation or request a quote below. 





What is the best decking material: Composite vs. wood deck?


The choice of material for your custom deck is very much based on preference. Some people envision a natural oasis with a warm mahogany deck at its center. Some prefer the more modern, low-maintenance PVC or Composite option that is sure to perform well with the rain and heat in Portland.


Our expert design team can help you weigh the pros and cons of composite vs. wood deck and talk through all of your options! Contact us today to get started.