Once these homeowners purchased this West Austin home, they knew they had to go to work renovating from the inside out. The house had been on the market for a while and needed serious updates. One priority was the deck around the pool, which was old treated pine that had warped, cupped, and become unsafe to walk on. The homeowners got to work researching possible decking products and enlisted Caleb Wheeler of Centex Decks as the builder. In their research, the homeowners and Caleb ran across a product called Kebony. Kebony is a Norwegian company and had just entered the Austin market, in fact this project was one of the first in Austin to use Kebony. The product is known as a modified wood because they take a traditional FSC Certified softwood and use natural chemicals and heat to modify the cellular structure and stability of the wood. The result is a softwood product that is as strong as a hardwood with greater stability. Kebony will naturally gray like hardwoods without the warping and cupping of a treated pine. Now the homeowners have a beautiful natural wood deck made to last.