I've always loved beefy, strong, and detailed products for decorating the exterior of a home. These products from Western Spindle give you just that look. Absolutely stunning, they will add class and umph to any project. Make your porch a showcase porch, and they're not just for the front porch area. Check out their website at http://westernspindle.com to view more products, and their galleries. Photo credit belongs to westernspindle.com
This is Thomas Decks, LLC pile driving dock piers for Rogers Pavement Maintenance at Lake Lorelei, OH. Doug Rogers, whom owns Rogers Pavement Maintenance, networked with us to bring our Rhino PD200 pile driver to this project. We pile drove 5, 6x6 posts into the lake bed for a new dock extension, on an existing dock. Rogers Pavement will then complete the rest of this dock for their customer. Want to give a big thank you to Mr. Rogers. We appreciate you asking us to help, for lending the air compressor and 2 of your employees! Check out http://www.rogerspavement.com/index.html for all of your pavement and hardscaping needs.
This is the completed project for these customers. Love the wide open space, and the gable roof for those rainy days. Details are below:
- 40'4" x 18' deck, with a 20' x 4' bumpout and steps to grade.
- Deck elevation is 96" above ground, and 680 square foot of space
- Azek PVC Decking in the Acacia color used for the picture frame, perimeter border,
fascia around the outside perimeter of deck, and the riser fascia.
- Azek PVC Decking in the Silver Oak color used for the main deck floor space.
- American Aluminum Railing in the classic black , heavy gauged installed
- Roof over deck is 14' x 15' with a 1' overhang on 3 sides
- Shingles, seamless gutters, and all trim to match that of house
- Wrapped 6x6 posts with matching trim
- Finished beadboard ceiling
- Ceiling fan and can lights in the ceiling
Go visit Rick Wedding, our salesman @ McCabe Lumber in Loveland OH. They have a wonderful showroom of all decking products, and the new trends. Then give us a call for a free estimate!
The Today Show had a great video article from reporter Jeff Rossen this morning. Watch the trick he uses at the end of the video to make the snow and ice melt.
Lots of searches on our website for de-icing your composite decks here in the Cincinnati & surrounding areas. All 3 brands basically suggest the same, and don't shovel across your boards. Always shovel in the direction that your board grain has been installed. I've provided information for the 3 main composites that sell here:
For Ice Removal Per Azek Care & Cleaning Guide:
• Most products containing calcium chloride can be used without damage to the deck/porch surface. • These products may leave a white residue which can be cleaned using the cleaning guidelines above. • Metal shovels or plastic shovels with a metal leading edge may damage the surface of AZEK Deck and are not recommended for clearing snow from deck/porch surface
Ice and Snow Per Timbertech's Care & Cleaning Guide:
For ice removal, either rock salt or calcium chloride may be used without damage to the surface. However, either of these products may leave a white residue, which may be removed by either rinsing with water or a mild soap/water solution should achieve this. Use care and caution to not damage the surface of your deck when shoveling snow or ice off of it. - See more at: http://timbertech.com/warranty-and-care/care-and-cleaning/#Ice-and-Snow
Just recently finished this Timbertech Earthwoods Evolution Legacy deck. A 20' x 14' deck attached to 19'-8" x 11' deck, with one long set of steps to grade, and one smaller set of steps to grade, located at the opposite end. The main decking floor is the Legacy in Tigerwood, and the darker trim, picture frame border and fascia are the Legacy Mocha color. The railing is the American Aluminum system in the Keylink Tiago profile, Bronze in color. We then wrapped each railing post in the Timbertech Radiance rail post sleeve, skirt and cap in the Kona color. All of these rich different hues of brown goes great together and is very eye catching. Give us a call for your free deck estimate, and let us help you have a beautiful deck this Spring!
Just have a few more things to finish on this project. Please keep checking back for the completion and details
Come join Thomas Decks, and other deck builders across the United States for great discussions regarding deck building, decking products and other off topic subjects. You don't have to be a deck builder to join, it is open to the general public. You can post a question, comment, or an opinion. I've provided a link to the forum below, and to the magazine itself. Very good informational articles, and newsworthy reads. Hope to see you there!
We get a lot of searches for Massaranduba on our website, so thought I would update folks with some info from Advantage Lumber, whom we order our exotic hardwood decking from:
What is Massaranduba Decking? Massaranduba (pronounced Ma-Sa-Ran-Doo-bah) is a hardwood native to South America. It bears the distinction of being one of the most beautiful and hardest woods in the world. One surprising fact about this natural hardwood is how well it performs under heavy load (bending strength) tests. These tests revealed that, as a decking material, Massaranduba is twice as strong as California Redwood and is even stronger than Ipe decking.
Sure, those technical statistics are impressive. But, the real driving force behind the popularity of our Massaranduba decking centers on one thing...that beautiful velvet red look. Many of our customers call us asking for California Redwood only to switch when they see the rich red look of Massaranduba.
Below are both a deck and a porch that we installed Massaranduba on when we first started installing the hardwoods. If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to call or email at anytime.