A multifunctional railing offers extra seating.
Homeowners Karyn Gordon and Brent Penner wanted to customize the small front deck. They built the extra-wide ledge in one weekend with some friends . A generous ledge eliminates the need for side tables — drinks and snacks can be piled on it — and comes in handy as extra seating. It's also built low enough that it doesn't obstruct views of the lake.