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DecksDirect Pro Tip: Feeney CableRail on Stairs

Mar 04, 2019 | Posted in How-to Tips By Jamie B.

How to Install Feeney Cable Railing on Staircases

How to Install Feeney CableRail on Staircases

One of the most popular deck trends over the past several years has been installing a stainless steel cable railing infill on your outdoor space. This corrosion-resistant infill is sleek, long-lasting and allows your view to remain entirely free and open with hardly any upkeep or maintenance throughout the years. Feeney Inc. has even created CableRail Assembly Kits which include all the hardware you would need to install a run of cable. Getting a minimalistic and modern deck railing has never been easier.

Now for a DecksDirect Pro Tip: When installing your Feeney CableRail Stair Kit be sure to install your Threaded Terminal End at the bottom stair posts. This will allow the kit to be incredibly easy to tension and altogether a quicker installation. Installing in this way will also allow the Quick-Connect Pivot Fitting to reach top stair posts that don't allow access to the back face.

The parts and pieces of the Feeney CableRail Stair Kit including an attached threaded terminal end, a quick-connect pivot fitting a snug-grip washer nut, and necessary beveled washers.

CableRail Stari Kits by Feeney are available in 20 foot lengths and feature a pre-swaged Threaded Terminal End to eliminate any crimping on the job. These kits also includea Quick-Connect Pivot fitting, a Snug-Grip Washer Nut, a Beveled Washer and a Flat Washer. For a complete run of cable all in one package, look no further than the CableRail Assembly Kits by Feeney.

At DecksDirect, we want to help make sure you find the best products for your needs and that work as well as possible for you. If at any point in your project you have any questions, feel free to give our deck experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at

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Deck Trends 2019: Movable Accessories

Mar 01, 2019 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

The Deckorators Folding Railing Table expands the open space on your deck easily.

Deck Trends of 2019: Movable Accessories

Some of the coolest new innovations in the deck industry this year is the creation of new ways to make the most of your open and unused deck space. Without taking up precious floor space, adding a drink table, tool shelf, or garden box to your outdoor living area has never been easier. These accessories connect directly to either your vertical baluster infill or wall to add the surfaces you need without any damage to your deck or railing whatsoever.

So whether you're looking for a quick way to add more dining space for your weekend barbeque, or like to move your flowers and plants seasonally; Railing Accessories give you a commitment-free option to make your deck completely your own.


Discover Railing Accessory Options


Shelf Bundle by Hold It Mate: Attaching to your vertical balusters with a simple twist of a through-bolt, Hold It Mate has created a solution for a problem we didn't even know we had. Once the Hold It Mate Mounting Rail is in place, simply snap on an accessory such as Shelf Brackets to add a table that won't blow over in the breeze or Hooks to hold all your BBQ tools in one place. Easy to install and move with the seasons, Hold It Mate makes the most of your space.

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Deck Umbrella Mount: Add some shade to your outdoor area without an awkwardly shaped base with the new Deck Umbrella Mount. A great way to help keep your family and friends safe from the direct UV rays of sunlight while still having a sleek, open look for your deck.

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Wine Bottle Holder by OZCO: Lend a touch of rustic charm to your patio or outdoor space with the all-new Wine Bottle Holder from OZCO. Create a Tiki style torch or a wine bottle torch to help illuminate the night while keeping bugs away. OZCO also offers a mountable Wine Glass Holder, Towel Hook and more for a great look that keeps things in their place.

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Folding Railing Table: This maintenance-free Folding Railing Table is perfect for entertaining the days and nights away, adding a touch of class with its glass surfaces that help keep your backyard view clear and open. Once your guests are gone and you're cleaning up, simply fold the table upwards and lock securely with the included key for safety.

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Deckorators Deck Rail Table: Made from rugged and durable powder-coated aluminum, the Deckorators Deck Rail Table helps blend your beautiful Deckorators Railing with a table to create a seamless outdoor surface. Perfect for hosting gatherings, laying out dishes of food, or creating an outdoor work space; this reliable table color-matches your railing perfectly for a look that fades from view.

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Product Spotlight: Wild Hog Railing Panels

Feb 22, 2019 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

Create a unique look that keeps your view open with Wild Hog Pre-welded Railing Panels

Wild Hog Railing Panels: Versatile and View-Expanding

Pre-welded railing panels from Wild Hog allow you to open up both your outdoor space and your out-of-the-box creativity. Made from zinc-primed and powder-coated 6 gauge steel, these enduringly strong infill panels feature 4 inch by 4 inch welded or woven cross points to help keep guests and pets safe yet keep your view free and clear. Aside from their incredible strength, these panels are available in three premium finishes and can be installed with nearly any material to help craft the style you want to complete your home.

Choose The Style That Works For You

Install Directly on Lumber: Arriving to your door ready to install, some homeowners choose to keep the look minimalistic by drilling openings for the ends of the Wild Hog panel to fit directly into the lumber of their posts and rails. While the installation time may be a little longer with this method, the finished look lets your natural wood be the star of the show. We recommend covering any cut ends of the panel with Wild Hog Tusks for extra protection.

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Frame It with Hog Tracks Channel: Another distinctive look made possible with Wild Hog panels is creating a picture frame within each section using Hog Tracks Channels installed onto your wood posts and rails. A clean and polished way to highlight your railing, these Hog Tracks add a touch of detail that looks especially beautiful mixed with a bright Cedar or dark Ipe wood type.

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Get Creative with Composite: Blend the benefits of high-quality composite railing with the open style of Wild Hog Railing Panels using Wild Hog Freedom Fill for Trex Transcend. Available in seven different finish options, you can gain the stately look of Trex Transcend with the reliability of pre-welded steel. Mix and match the colors you want to blend your deck to your home's aesthetic easily.

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Skip the Glass with Wild Hog: Installing Wild Hog Railing Panels in the place of glass panels for the Westbury Veranda railing line can keep your view just as clear without any of the cleaning. Strong, powder-coated aluminum posts and rails will securely hold your Wild Hog Panel in place throughout the years for a polished look that won't fade.

Check Out Westbury Veranda and Wild Hog Panels

At DecksDirect we have Wild Hog Railing Panels, Tracks, and Tusks in stock and ready to ship today. We also have the Westbury Veranda and trex Transcend railing lines on hand and ready to deliver the look you deserve without the wait. At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple questions, feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at


Product Spotlight: G-Tape Products

Feb 06, 2019 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

G-Tape makes flashing and protecting your joists from rot and water damage simple.

G-Tape: Amazing Engineering for a Lasting Deck

Whether building a brand new deck, or finishing up an indoor decoration project, the amazing products from G-Tape can help you achieve the lasting quality you're looking for. This high quality tape features a patented combination of solvent acrylic adhesive with an advanced backing for an unmatchable performance.

What makes G-Tape so special? All G-Tape products are lightweight and completely hand-tearable. No more fumbling with utility knives or scissors in the middle of your project, simply rip with your forefingers and thumbs to get the piece of tape you need. Even better? G-Tape doesn’t stick to itself and easily releases contact with no adhesion loss, improving speed and productivity while also keeping costs low.

Which G-Tape Type Should I Use?

When choosing which G-Tape type your project calls for, you have to ask yourself: "What do I want this tape do do?" Are you looking for a tape that can be removed easily months down the road without leaving any residue behind? Are you looking for a tape that can provide a permanent bond and seal that will last decades? If you have a project, G-Tape has a style of tape that can help you finish it.

Acrylic Adhesive Flashing Tape: Tearable yet incredibly strong, Acrylic Adhesive Flashing Tape is an instant favorite for builders. No scissors or blade needed to cut off a clean strip, this flashing tape is repositionable initially, however, after 24 hours it forms a permanent and waterproof bond. This chemical and solvant resistant tape doesn't lose any tensile strength over time and maintains its connection in temperatures from -20 to 200 degrees Farenheit.

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Multi-Purpose Tape: This extremely versatile green tape is unbelievably popular with installers and builders in many trades due to its high tensile strength and the ability to be removed with no residue left behind. Hardwood flooring, glass, and tile installers all love to get the hold they can trust while waiting for their adhesive to fully set. Simply pull away for a clean look, hassle-free.

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Both the Acrylic Adhesive Flashing Tape and the Multi-Purpose Green Tape is in stock and ready to ship from our DecksDirect warehouse. At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple questions, feel free to give our experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at

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Gift Guide 2018

Nov 15, 2018 | Posted in Messages and News By Jamie B.

There's snow-place like home and no better time than the holidays. Families and friends are together, mouth-watering food is everywhere, and we remember what matters to us the most. This season, get your favorite people gifts they can enjoy for years to come; the coolest new deck products and accessories ever. Buy for your practical father-in-law and daydreaming best friend all in one spot with DecksDirect, because who doesn't love a gorgeous deck? These incredible items are easy to install and even easier to love. So whether you're snowed in, or a snow-bird, this holiday season is the best time to remember our two favorite things: our loved ones, and decks.

The Best Deck Gifts of 2018


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Hold It Mate Mounting Rails and Accessories

One of the most innovative and simple to use products of 2018, Hold It Mate has found a way to add storage and shelving without any damage to your rails! These rails attach directly to the vertical balusters to add utility without taking up floor space or damaging your railing. The perfect present for the budding gardener, master griller, or pet lovers in the family.

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Deckorators Deck Rail Table

A wonderful gift option for anyone wanting to add a stable flat-surface to their deck without the hassle of drilling and cutting, the Deckorators Deck Rail Table. Great to use as an outdoor worktable, or simply as a way to enjoy brunch outside with friends, this table can support up to 50 lbs for a secure space. Don't want the table up every day? Simply loosen the bolt to uninstall, and store until the next time it's needed.

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OZCO Post Band and Accessories

Who doesn't love a product that is both functional and stylish? OZCO's Post Band and Accessories are ideal tools to make the most out of your outdoor space. The band supports and protects posts from warping and splitting over time; while the accessories help you to enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer, or lounge in your own personal hammock. A superb choice for those friends who just need to relax more.

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Solar Post Caps

Add brightness and illumination to any deck without the hassle of electricity and hiding wires with Solar Post Cap lights! A brilliant way to help keep guests free from trips and falls throughout the night, while making your outdoor space look as magical as can be. A lovely gift choice for anyone who could use just a little more light.

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Barn Wood Accent Wall in a Box

Add an impressive touch of decoration to any wall, inside or out, using the Barn Wood Accent Wall in a Box kit! The simple way to add a modern yet rustic look to your deck, den, or kitchen. Perfect for those friends and family members who love interior design and DIY projects; help them reel in the compliments with easy-to-use kit.

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Secondary Handrail

Safety is always our first priority, and the best way to prevent an accident is to add sturdy secondary handrails to your staircase railings. These secondary handrails provide an extra graspable surface to help prevent slips and falls. Perfect for homes with grandparents and grandchildren alike; help keep everyone skinned-knee free with a secondary handrail.

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Baluster Accessories

For those who love style and setting their home apart from the rest on the block, baluster accessories are a unique touch they're sure to love. With the ability to install as many or as few as you like, the patterns and design options are endless. Perfect for friends who like to make home a place all their own.

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Got a question? Give us a call at 1-888-824-5316, or send an email to, our Deck Experts would love to help you out.


Hold It Mate

Nov 06, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

Hold It Mate Mounting Rails

Start Deck-orating with Hold It Mate Rails

One of the major perks of working at DecksDirect is checking out the latest deck developments. Every year new products are introduced, and once in a while, a product comes out and completely blows us out of the water! One of the coolest new innovations this year is also remarkably simple, the Hold It Mate Rail system. Add planter boxes and flower baskets to your deck without covering the handrail or taking up precious floor space with the Hold It Mate Rail System.

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The system contains everything needed for installation and can be mounted in seconds. The Hold It Mate system connects directly to your vertical balusters, allowing you to design a space that fits your deck atmosphere while making the most of your unused space. Simply position the rail at the height you desire on your balusters, make sure the rails on the back are horizontal against the spindles, and then tighten the through bolt with the included Allen Wrench. Once mounted, snap on the accessories of your choice to put your open space to good use! Accessories can be attached on both sides of the rail to maximize your options.

What’s even cooler? After installing the pieces, hang or set your planters or flower boxes to make the rail virtually vanish behind your gorgeous blooms and plants.

Key Features

  • Easy 2-part system, no extra tools required
  • 6", 20", and 36" rail lengths available
  • Absolutely no damage done to existing railing
  • Durable steel with powder coated black finish
  • Completely customizable, mix and match the attachments you want


Attachment Styles:


Bracket Accessories

Brackets by Hold It Mate

A superb way to get the most out of your deck, Brackets By Hold It Mate allow you to showcase your blossoming planter boxes, craft a gorgeous drink table, or set up sturdy shelving that won't take up precious floor space or blow over in the wind.

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Ring Accessories

Ring Accessories by Hold It Mate

Easily attach Rings by Hold It Mate to adorn your railing with floating flower baskets, a simple herb garden, or even as a water bowl holder for your four-legged friends. Add as many or few as you like to highlight your favorite areas or gain a bit more privacy in your outdoor space.

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Extension Hook Accessory

Extension Hook by Hold It Mate

For a brilliant way to spruce up your deck both inside and out, Extension Hooks by Hold It Mate give finishing details no matter the look. Angling up and away 15" from your deck, Extension Hooks are a great opportunity to add hanging flower baskets, bird feeders, or seasonal decor.

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Tool Hook Accessory

Tool Hook by Hold It Mate

Keep your deck tidy and your tools together in one spot. The Tool Hook Accessory hangs your items in one secure spot to make clutter a thing of the past. Gardening tools, grilling utensils, or even late night flashlights; no more wondering where your things are with Hold It Mate.

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Happy Halloween

Oct 31, 2017 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn

Have a Happy Halloween!

DecksDirect wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween night! 

As you are celebrating the spooky night, we would love to see how you decorated your deck for Halloween! Share your costume and decoration pictures with us by emailing or by using the hashtag #decksdirect and tagging us on Instagram!


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 DecksDirect. 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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