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Deckorators CXT Pro Composite Railing System

Dec 21, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

Deckorators CXT Composite Rail System Blog

Deckorators CXT Pro Railing System

Deckorators equals options and with the Deckorators CXT Pro Railing System you get just that, options! This easily customizable and highly durable railing system is an industry leader. Not only does it feature co-extruded materials with a tough PVC alloy cap stock, it also features a "U-Bracket" design that conceals the hardware used to install the railing system. To add even more benefit for you, is a Deckorators Platinum Dealer meaning we will have any of the customization options ready and available for you!


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Classic Round Aluminum Balusters

Deckorators Classic Round Aluminum Balusters

The classic round aluminum balusters are available in packs of 10 and come in your choice of gloss black, matte black (36" lengths only), white and bronze. These round balusters are 3/4" in diameter and utilize a durable 18 gauge metal. You will need to order baluster connectors separately as they are not included. has several different compatible connector options to choose from including: Round Straight Baluster Connectors by Deckorators, Designer Baluster Connectors by Deckorators, Round Baluster Connectors by Solutions, Round Baluster Connectors by Tehk & Uni-Ball Baluster Connectors for Round Balusters. Enhance the look of your railing and balusters with designer baluster connectors, or keep a sleek and clean look by using concealed baluster connectors like the Round Baluster Connectors by Deckorators.

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Estate Square Balusters by Deckorators

Estate Square Balusters by Deckorators

Create a modern look with the square shaped estate square balusters by Deckorators. These low-maintenance aluminum balusters with a powder-coated finish reward you with an impressive wrought-iron appearance that lasts for years! These balusters come in packs of 10 or a pack of 100 (black only). Theses square balusters are 3/4" in diameter and utilize a durable 18 gauge metal. There are several colors available including: black, matte black, bronze, white, matte gray, matte white and weathered brown. You will need to order baluster connectors separately as they are not included. has several different compatible connector options to choose from including: Standard Estate Square Baluster Connectors by Deckorators, Estate Square Baluster Connectors by Deckorators, Square Baluster Connectors by Solutions, Square Shoe Connectors for Fortress Iron Balusters (compatible), and Square Baluster Connectors by Tehk.

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Classic Round Aluminum Balusters

Deckorators CXT Composite Baluster Kit

The Deckorators CXT Baluster Kit is an all in one package for installing Deckorators CXT Composite Balusters. Included in these baluster kits are Deckorators CXT composite balusters, baluster connectors and baluster connector screws. These packs are available in a 15 pack including ((15) balusters and (30) baluster connectors and screws) or a 20 pack including ((20) balusters and (40) baluster connectors and screws.) The composite balusters are 1-1/4" wide. Choose from black, white or dark walnut in lengths of 29" (for a 36" rail height), 35" (for a 42" rail height) or, if you are installing on stairs, a 38" length (for a 42" stair rail height).If you have a six foot section of railing you will need roughly 15 balusters and if you have an eight foot section of railing you will need roughly 20 balusters.

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Deckorators Stainless Steel Cable

Deckorators Horizontal CableRail

This horizontal cable rail system would include purchasing Stainless Steel Cable by Deckorators, Cable Spacers by Deckorators, and the Cable Rail Hardware Pack by Deckorators. You also can purchase Post Protectors for Cable Rail by Deckorators if you are worried about damaging your posts. Deckorators stainless steel cable comes in a roll of 500 feet and is made of a durable 316 stainless steel. The Deckorators intermediate pickets come in a height of 36" or 42" and are available in packs of 2 spacers and 4 connectors. Your CableRail hardware kit is going to include 2 eye lag screws, 1 fork jaw and 1 turnbuckle for cable installation.


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Frontier Glass Balusters by Deckorators

Frontier Glass Balusters by Deckorators

Create a clean and clear view by using Frontier Glass Balusters by Deckorators. These glass balusters feature a straight beveled-edge design and compliment wood or composite decks. The beveled design works on straight level railing as well as angled stair railing. The Frontier Glass Balusters are sold in packs of 5 and are available in lengths of 26" (for a 36" rail height), 29" (for a 36" CXT rail height) and 32" (face mounted for a 36" rail height, mount between CXT rails for a 39" rail height, or mount between wood or aluminum rails for a 42" rail height). If you are buying these glass balusters for the CXT pro railing system then you will need to also purchase Glass Baluster Connectors by Deckorators in order to properly mount the glass balusters. These connectors are available in black, white, mahogany, gray, redwood or cedar and come in a pack of 2. 

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Closed Wednesday, Dec. 21st from 11am - 2pm

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Devin Crawford-Tufts

celebrating the holidays

We will be celebrating the holidays on Wednesday, December 21st from 11am-2pm

With the holidays right around the corner, will be taking a little time to celebrate! On Wednesday, December 21st from 11am-2pm we will be locking down our showroom, shutting off our phones, and closing the warehouse doors. All orders placed before 11am and after 2pm will be processed and shipped as normal. For more information on our winter schedule and hours please check out our previous holiday schedule blog post. Please note: orders placed between 11am-2pm Wednesday will be processed after 2pm Wednesday. If you have questions or any urgent needs, please give us a call at 1-888-824-5316. Happy Holidays!


Inventory - Shipping Schedule

Dec 05, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Angelene

year end inventory

We're Counting Our Stock - No Shipping on Friday

In order to better serve you, we are performing our year-end inventory this Friday, December 9th, 2016. Although we will be avialible to answer phone calls on Friday, our shipping schedule has changed slightly. Please note:  orders placed between 3:30 pm CST Thursday and 7 am Monday will be processed on Monday. If you have questions or an urgent need, please give us a call at 1-888-824-5316.


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Deck of the Month Winner - December 2016

Congratulations to Kathy H. from NC for winning our Deck of the Month contest for December. Kathy's deck features beautiful hardwood tiles finished with Messmer's UV Plus for Hardwoods. Kathy can enjoy her new DecksDirect swag while lounging in her awesome deck furniture.

If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest.


Holiday Shipping & Hours 2016

Dec 01, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Angelene

Wishing you happiness this holiday season & throughout the coming year!

DecksDirect's regular hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:30pm CST. Below you will find our holiday schedule for the 2016 holiday season as well as links to shipping shedules.

Happy Holidays from DecksDirect

Holiday Hours:

  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24th: CLOSED
  • Black Friday, Friday, Nov. 25th: Hours 7am to 5:30pm


  • Wednesday, Dec. 21st: CLOSED - 11am to 2pm
  • Friday, Dec. 23rd: CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24th: CLOSED
  • Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25th: CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec. 26th: CLOSED


  • Friday, Dec. 30th: Hours 7am to 12pm
  • New Years Eve, Saturday Dec. 31st: CLOSED
  • New Years Day, Sunday Jan. 1st: CLOSED
  • Monday, Jan. 2nd: CLOSED



Please keep these dates in mind as you make your shipping plans. For more information about holiday shipping times, please visit FedExUPS, or USPS. Feel free to contact the team at or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316 with questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful holiday season! From the team at


Black Friday OZCO Cooler Giveaway

Nov 30, 2016 | Posted in Contests & Giveaways By Devin Crawford-Tufts

camo marksman pro tool

Congratulations to the Black Friday OZCO Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Jaye S. of Victoria, Texas on winning 1st place, Maria G. of Asheville, North Carolina on winning 2nd place and Natalie S. of St. Paul, Minnesota on winning 3rd place! Don't worry if you didn't win this one, there will be more contests and giveaways in the future.

You can stay up with what's happening at and be the first to hear about other contests and giveaways by signing up for our newsletter, and following us on FacebookInstagram & Twitter.

Thank you to everyone who entered, we look forward to working together in the future, and hope you enjoy all of the great benefits that come with following!


Oh no, Our Phones are taking a break!

Nov 17, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Angelene

Holiday deck gift guide

We're in Minnesota and it's snowing, a lot!

We are very sorry if you tried to call us today and we didn't answer. Due to the recent snow storm, we are  experiencing some difficulty with our phone systems and are working on getting them back to 100%. In the meantime, please feel free to email us at:

Our website is working and all orders placed from now until Monday will be shipped out on Monday.

Thank you for your patience, we appreciate your business.


Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 17, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Rachelle Gordon

Holiday deck gift guide

The holiday season is here and it’s time to start making a list and checking it twice. DecksDirect has tons of amazing products that any DIY’er would love to have. From post cap stocking stuffers to a whole new railing system, we have something for everyone. Check out our gift guide below to find that perfect something for your special someone!

Gifts Under $50


camo marksman pro tool

Camo Marksman Pro - Price $37.89

The popular Camo Hidden Deck Fastening System creates a beautiful, fastener-free deck surface using any treated wood, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deck board. The Camo Marksman Pro tool is used to guide the Camo screws into the side of the deck board into the joist. No pre-drilling is necessary and the Camo Marksman Pro provides automatic 3/16" spacing between deck boards. Please note that Camo Marksman tools are designed for use with Camo Hidden Fasteners only.

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amhurst post caps

Amherst Inset Demi-Top Post Cap by Acorn Deck Products - Starting at $12.99

Acorn Post Caps offer timeless beauty, and are handcrafted in the USA out of solid wood blocks. Fun fact - Acorn employs Santa’s elves in the off season to build these caps! The Amherst Inset Demi-Top Post Cap has a simple scallop base that slides over the deck post - make sure to measure posts carefully to ensure a snug fit. These caps are available in cedar or pressure-treated pine, and need to be treated with wood oil prior to installation. Give the gift of quality American craftsmanship with post caps from Acorn.

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penofin cedar oil

DecksDirect Cedar Oil by Penofin - Price $49.60

Penofin Cedar Oil is specially designed to increase the natural beauty of cedar decking while also protecting it from UV rays, and is available exclusively through This one-coat formula contains Brazilian Rosewood Oil that coats wood fibers to enhance the color and protect from the elements, including mold and mildew. With proper application, Penofin Cedar Oil will perform for 9-24 months on horizontal surfaces and 2-5 years on vertical surfaces. Whoever receives this gift will be enjoying the rich tones of their cedar decking all year long!

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ornamental accent

Ornamental Accent by OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties - Starting at $39.99

Gift the gift of pure beauty with an Ornamental Accent by OZCO. These galvanized steel accents can be used on any fence or gate and offer exquisite craftsmanship that cannot be matched. The powder-coated finish will protect against rust and corrosion. These accent pieces can be installed as a surface mount over wood or as a cut out, providing a view to the other side. Available in four unique designs, an Ornamental Accent by OZCO would be a welcome gift for any home owner or builder.

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Gifts Under $100


pheinox screws

Pheinox RSS Stainless Steel Screws By GRK Fasteners - Starting at $91.10

For no-nonsense types who appreciate well-designed essentials, the Pheinox RSS Stainless Steel Screws from GRK are the perfect choice. These lag-screw alternatives require no pre-drilling and are made of hardened 305-grade stainless steel, meaning they are perfect for both interior and exterior use. The Pheinox RSS screws feature a  built-in washer head that doesn't have sharp edges and a six-threaded CEE thread that reduces the likelihood of splitting because it enlarges the hole.

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ipe wood tiles

IPE Wood Tiles by Bison - Starting at $60.99 

IPE Wood Tiles by Bison are a great gift for those who wish to achieve the natural beauty of real wood without the hassle. These pre-assembled tiles can be used as roof pavers on deck pedestals, over concrete patio, or practically anywhere the look and feel of a deck is wanted. IPE, a Brazilian hardwood, is sourced sustainably, making it perfect for the eco-conscious friend or family member on your list. IPE can be treated with wood oil to preserve and enhance the original color of the tiles or it can be left untreated to develop a natural grey/silver finish.

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westbury handrail

Aluminum Secondary Handrail by Westbury - Starting at $53.99

Offer the gift of safety and security with an aluminum handrail from Westbury. The company offers ADA-compliant continuous handrail components in the same durable and attractive finishes as their Tuscany rail kits. Secondary handrails can be customized to meet the needs of each individual with several different options for optimal performance.

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penofin verde

0 VOC Verde Interior/Exterior Penetrating Oil by Penofin - Gallon Price $55.70

For a quality stain that is odor-free, Penofin Verde Interior/Exterior Formula is an excellent option. Available in 21 brilliant colors, this quality oil finish offers 99% UV ray protection and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The finish has 0 VOC, meaning it’s safe for families and pets indoors or out, Penofin Verde uses vegetable- and plant-based ingredients rather than petroleum by-products. Apply it on decking, rails, wood furniture and more for an amazing yet eco-friendly look.

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Gifts Under $200


slatestone post cover

SlateStone Post Cover by NextStone - Price $112.99

Enhance the look of any deck using SlateStone Post Covers. These durable post covers provide the look of realistic stone without the work. Made from composite polyurethane, SlateStone post covers from NextStone are easy to install and maintain. The covers use exterior construction adhesive - no stonework required! A great gift for anyone looking to increase the aesthetic value of their deck or fence, the SlateStone Post Cover comes in six attractive colors - pick your favorite today.

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bettervue screen roll

Increased Visibility Screen by BetterVue - Starting at $174.99

Create an outdoor oasis without inviting in unwanted pests with the Increased Visibility Screen by BetterVue. This innovative product provides a premium alternative to fiberglass screen and is made from permanent glass yarn coated with vinyl. The screen can be used with ScreenEZE® framing components for easy installation. Give the nature lover in your life the chance to enjoy the great outdoors without bugs or rain getting in their way.

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larkin estate post cap light

Larkin Estate Post Cap Deck Light by Kichler - Price $180.60

Post cap lights are a great way to add illumination and ambience to any deck or fence and the Larkin Estate post cap light is no exception. This exquisitely designed light features an attractive dark bronze color and umber-etched glass. The Larkin Estate fits a standard 4x4 post or use the included post adapter to allow for use with a 6x6 post as well. This impressive post cap light would make a great gift for any homeowner with discerning taste.

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evolve insert panel

Level Aluminum Insert Panel by Evolve Rail System - Starting at $173.99

The Evolve Rail System is the perfect marriage of strength, safety, and beauty and would make an excellent gift for anyone needing a railing upgrade. The Level Aluminum Insert Panels can be configured with ease, offering the polished look of metal balusters but without the hard work. The Evolve panels include a built-in ⅛” spacer for drainage, making maintenance a breeze. Choose from black, bronze, or white and create an attractive railing system that is sure to impress.

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Gifts Over $200


tigerclaw pneumatic gun kit

TigerClaw Pneumatic Gun and Hidden Fasteners Kit - Price $953.96

TigerClaw hidden fasteners are some of the most sought-after deck screws in the business, and this special bundle package is sure to delight any builder or DIY fan. Included are two boxes of NailScrews, two gun pails, and a FREE installation gun! That is nearly $300 in savings! Eliminate unsightly screws from view with the TigerClaw hidden fastener system - you (and your loved ones) will be glad you did.

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zipup underdeck

Zip-Up Underdeck Drainage System - Price Varies by Deck Size

Utilize the space beneath an elevated deck with the Zip-Up UnderDeck system! Lightweight PVC components create a watertight seal, offering a new way to enjoy the outdoors. Zip-Up Underdeck can be installed with five simple steps, using common household tools. This drainage system is configurable to any size deck’ it’s vital to get clear measurements before ordering the different components. Create another space to enjoy nature with the Zip-Up UnderDeck Drainage System - it’s easy!

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westbury verticable

VertiCable Level Rail Section by Westbury - Starting at $298.99

Do you want to enjoy your beautiful view without deck railing getting in the way? The innovative VertiCable railing system from Westbury is the answer. This railing system uses stainless steel cable infill with aluminum rails, offering an unobstructed view with little maintenance required. Installation is extremely easy, as VertiCable kits arrive 95% assembled. This durable and attractive system is available in three gorgeous colors and two heights, so it would make a great addition to virtually any property.

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dekor recessed step lighting

Dekor Millennium Recessed LED Lighting Kit - Price $219.99

Recessed step lights are an excellent way to increase safety and beauty and the Millennium model from Dekor is a great choice. These energy-efficient lights are easy to install and look amazing when illuminated. The lights are available in four gorgeous colors, meaning you’ll find the perfect fit for anyone. They'll produce 100,000 hours of light – which means 8 hours a day, all year long, for 34 years - it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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