This includes decks, fences, cupolas, gazebos, gates, sheds and porch rebuilds. When we talk of custom we are really referring to two main areas; the creation of new designs or meticulous matching of an existing structure. Both require an understanding of choosing the right material for a job and how the structure is intended to be used. When it comes to materials foundations have not changed drastically over the years but wood options are often changing, along with fasteners.
Wood is a living product and has tendencies to shrink and expand so knowing that has led E&M to adopt certain ways of building to meet your needs.
Wood is cut with allowances for expansion, fasteners are treated to prevent corrosion and structures are either fastened to concrete, brick or supported by caissons.