Deck of the Month: June 2023

Deck of the Month Winner for June 2023: Craig M. of New York

Congratulations to Craig M. of New York, who wins our Deck of the Month award for June of 2023!

A remote cabin with a gorgeous deck created by Trex railing and Trex decking

Craig made some major updates to a beautiful log-cabin-style home in rural New York. He used Trex Enhance decking and Trex Transcend railing to keep the rustic look while dramatically cutting down on maintenance.

A wide open deck with a beautiful nature view, featuring Trex Enhance Toasted Sand deck boards

Craig planned an amazing wraparound deck, and we were thrilled to help him bring his vision to life. DecksDirect project planner Erin helped Craig assemble his order and get everything he needed, from deck boards to hidden fasteners to matching fascia boards to railings to structural posts for the framework of the railing. Brigid, one of our in-house estimators, helped provide timely estimates for several different project plans so Craig could find the option that fit his vision and budget.

Because of the cabin's remote location, Bryant and our DecksDirect logistics team had to get creative to find the quickest shipping option that could make it to the work site. That's one of our favorite things to celebrate at DecksDirect - when our team found creative solutions so a customer could keep their project on track.

We ship nationwide to wherever you are - because figuring out how to haul 16-foot deck boards home from the hardware store shouldn't be the barrier that keeps you from enjoying a better deck!

Learn More About This Woodsy Look

Let's take a closer look at some of the popular Trex products Craig used on his new deck:

Trex Decking & Fascia

A woodsy cabin deck with Trex Enhance Naturals composite deck boards

Craig used Trex Enhance Naturals deck boards to get the natural look and feel of wood but in a composite material that lasts much longer and is far easier to maintain.

This deck uses the Toasted Sand color option, and you can see the beautiful blend of different brown tones into each board.

A close-up of the color and texture of Trex Enhance Naturals Toasted Sand decking

Plus, Craig used matching Trex Enhance Naturals fascia boards to carry the same look to the vertical surfaces around the outside of his deck.

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Trex Transcend Composite Railing

A wide shot of a wraparound cabin deck featuring Trex composite railing

Composite railing works great paired with composite decking - both are made of the same wood-plastic blend and capped with tough outer coatings to resist weathering and fading.

Craig's deck uses Trex Transcend composite railing in the Vintage Lantern color for a beautiful coordinating look with both the deck boards and the home's woodsy siding.

With Trex Transcend railing, you can customize the look, choosing either the square composite balusters Craig used above, or the round aluminum balusters shown below:

A post and panel of Trex Transcend deck railing in front of a white background.
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Enter Our Deck of the Month Contest & Win Free Swag!

Are you the proud owner of a newly-upgraded deck? Show off your sparkling outdoor oasis and win some free swag - submit your best photos and your deck could be a future Deck of the Month winner!

To enter, send your best deck photos to and briefly tell us about your project. If your deck wins, we'll hook you up with some free DecksDirect swag and feature your photos on our site and social media profiles!

Enter Your Deck

To help your deck submission stand out, here are a couple of our favorite photo-taking tips:

  • Try several different angles: a high shot can show off more of your deck surface. A low shot lets everyone experience your deck the way you do when walking up to it. Try a couple different angles to really show off all aspects of your deck.
  • Include your decor and furniture: once you've completed your deck upgrade, don't take your photos until you've moved your furniture, grill, outdoor decorations and personal touches back into your space. We love seeing lived-in spaces that homeowners are already enjoying!
  • Wait for good weather: it's tempting to snap photos the moment you finish a project. But if it's raining or the sky is covered in dark and gloomy clouds, wait for a dry deck and brighter lighting to really show off the best side of your space.

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