Deck of the Month: August 2019

Deck of the Month Winner for August 2019

rustic charm with ozco post anchors and deckorators balusters

Everyone at DecksDirect would like to say a big congratulations to Gerald in Oregon for snatching the crown of August 2019's Deck of the Month winner! We had so many customers, clients and contractors send in photos of some lovely decks that have been built in this last month of summer, but none impressed us as much as the DIY handiwork of Gerald. When you can't find a pre-made deck railing system that is exactly what you want -- you build your own!

Gerald and his family said that when they started planning out their project, they did a little research on deck hardware, and were immediately drawn to the beautiful and sturdy looks of OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. With his two helpful stepsons working alongside of him, Jerry said, "Although a modest project, it only took 3 hours to install the post bases, cut and attach the horizontal railings, and attach the balusters."

A brilliant way to add touches of elegant detail to your deck or patio hardware while still creating a structurally strong outdoor area is to look towards OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. Crafted from galvanized and powder-coated rich steel, OZCO Hardware and Wood Ties are available in two decorative styles to help build the backyard project you're looking for while delivering deck hardware you want to be seen. Choose from the ornate Laredo Sunset or the timeless Ironwood design styles to match the look you want for your home.

Gerald chose to use the classic look of the OZCO Ironwood Post Base Kits to securely mount and attach his gorgeous wooden deck posts to his deck surface for a railing look that can't be denied.

For an eye-catching finished deck railing design and the easiest deck baluster installation possible, check out Deckorators Face-Mount Balusters. Featuring a gorgeous, long-lasting powder-coat finish, these aluminum deck balusters attach directly to the outside face of the top and bottom rails for a building process you can finish in an afternoon. Gerald chose to add on the timeless look of the Deckorators Traditional Face-Mount Balusters on his rich deep wood railing. However, feel free to add a touch of dramatic look to your outdoor space with the elegant and eye-catching or the Arc Architectural Balusters for a touch of flair!

When looking over the finished project, Jerry and his family said, "We are very happy with the results, and I might add that the railing is rock solid, too. I highly recommend these products to anyone who wants a solid railing with a really beautiful look and feel."

Congratulations again, Gerald! If there's any way we can love decks more than we already do, it's when they become a project that the whole family can get involved with. We hope you all enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer out on your lovely backyard deck! Some DecksDirect shirts, can koozies, and swag is coming your way!

Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

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. You can also send your project photos to By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!