Two very different approaches to decking... The top one is minimum maintenance while the second will need oiling every six months. I think both look wonderful, but at the end of the day, I've got enough to do every day so I vote for the top one. Which one gets your vote?
This matches our porch roof - would be cool maybe down by the fire pit? Wondering if this could somehow work into a needed, higher support for the wisteria? From: 29 Fascinating Backyard Ideas on a Budget - Page 7 of 29 - Very Cool Ideas