Deck of the Month: December 2019

Deck of the Month Winner: December 2019

Metal deck balusters take your wood deck to the next level.

We would love to give a big shout of "Congratulations" to our Deck of the Month winner for December 2019, David in Louisiana!

As the last featured deck of the deck-ade, David shared photos of his beautiful multi-level deck project along the gorgeous southern shores. From morning coffees to late-night dinner parties, David created an ideal place to gather with family and friends all year long.

David has built a free-standing boathouse and deck combination with rich, natural wood and the Deckorators Traditional Face-Mount Balusters fulfilling the space. The rich matte black powder-coating combines with the warm tones of the wood to deliver an inviting outdoor entertainment area perfect for a little light fishing or watching the boats float on by. Face-mount deck balusters are installed on the inside face of the top and bottom rails for a polished look and a straightforward installation.

We asked David about his thoughts on the project or any tips and tricks he may have learned along the way. David said the Deckorators Traditional Balusters "Were easy to install, and provided our backyard with an elegant looking boathouse that all of our neighbors envy."

"The best part about the product we used," David said, "is the safety aspect/piece of mind that the design and mounting hardware provided has created a safe environment on the water for our son and pets to be able to play in backyard without any worries of an accident. That would have been imminent had we chosen a product that does not meet the quality and strength found in the DecksDirect product line."

Congratulations again, David! Thanks for sharing photos of your hard work with us and illuminating the ways that you can truly create the backyard your home deserves with durable deck products and incredible creativity! We'll be sending a DecksDirect shirt, can koozies, and other swag your way today!

Want to update and renovate your older wooden deck? Check out the videos below to find your perfect deck baluster spacing and estimate count, as well as, learning how easy it is to swap out older wood balusters for innovative and strong metal face-mount options.

Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316. We'd love to help you get everything in order for a beautiful, backyard-changing deck family and friends will love this Spring.

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!