When building a deck you have the freedom to design the layout of your boards how you want. We typically build decks with diagonal boards but sometimes we build decks with a herringbone pattern like this deck here. As you can see, the boards on this deck are laid opposite of each other making it not only pleasing to look at but also drawing your attention to the center of the space. Another design element of this deck is the choice of lifestyle rails with black aluminum pickets. The black pickets look gorgeous with the homeowner’s outdoor furniture. This deck was built & designed by Lisle, IL designer Archadeck of Chicagoland.