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Deck of the Month Winner - January 2018

Jan 10, 2018 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn Kueny

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Congratulations to Joe F. from Moneta, Virgina for winning our first Deck of the Month contest of the 2018 year! He took his falling wooden railing and updated it with the Feeney CableRail System. He updated with new wood posts, and drilled holes into them to run his CableRail through. Joe spaced out his posts and used Intermediate Pickets to stabilize the cable.

Check out what Joe had to say about his project:

"I have a 42' span of deck overlooking a lake. There are 6 - 4x4 posts. I was advised to buy the Feeney cable system - 50'. I ran 8 cables. I had to demo original and that took the most time. Then I redesigned the wood rail using 5/4 6" top. The most challenging part of this work was drilling the 8 holes in each post. You have to get as accurate as possible. I used the median picket I purchased as a template. In retrospect I would suggest a laser light which would give better accuracy of the holes so they line up perfect. All in all I am very pleased with the outcome as it is a night and day difference in our view!"

Joe can now enoy his updated and safe railing overlooking his lake while sporting his new DecksDirect gear!

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!

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OZCO Project Kits

Jan 09, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn Kueny

OZCO Project Kits

OZCO Project Kits

OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties are the perfect “icing on the cake” for any outdoor project. They offer creative and innovative ways to anchor, connect, fasten, and finish, while also providing exceptional strength and support. DecksDirect offers easy OZCO Project Kits to make your project even easier. With just one simple click of "Add to Cart", you can add all of the hardware that you'd need to complete a pergola, pavilion, garden arbor, or mailbox post. Although we do not provide the lumber to go with your hardware, you can simply pick that up at your local lumberyard.

IRONWOOD VS. LAREDO SUNSET

The pergola, pavilion, and garden arbor project kits come with either Ironwood or Laredo Sunset hardware. These are the two different styles that OZCO offers in their hardware. They install and function exactly the same. The Ironwood has a flat top-topped striking look, and the Laredo Sunset has more of a rustic rounded top.


PAVILION PROJECT KITS

Bring your outdoor space to the next level with a beautiful pavilion. This 9.5' x 9.5' pavilion is held up by 8" x 8" posts anchored into the ground. 2" x 10" cedar beams frame the stunning structure, while the 4" x 6" cedar boards hold up the roof embellished with OZCO’s attractive exposed hardware.

 

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GARDEN ARBOR PROJECT KITS

Accent your yard with this attractive garden arbor. This garden arbor starts with 4" x 4" posts held in place by the sturdy OZCO post bases. Rail saddles compliment the base and hold up the decorative wood slats. Rafter clips hold up the roof, finishing up your new garden centerpiece.

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PERGOLA PROJECT KITS

A great way to enhance a cedar deck is with an eye-catching pergola. OZCO provides simple project plans for this outdoor living upgrade. The 12' x 16' deck pergola in this project plan begins with 6" x 6" cedar posts anchored firmly to the deck surface with our best-selling Post Base Kits. Cedar 2" x 10"s with 45-degree cuts make attractive beams which you'll anchor to the posts with Post to Beam Bolt Bracket Kits and Timber Bolts. The pergola also features 6" x 6" supports which reinforce the beams. Capping off the pergola are 2" x 6" cedar boards firmly affixed with strong Rafter Clips.

 

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MAILBOX PROJECT KIT

Laredo Sunset Estate Mailbox Post Project Kit

Take your curbside mailbox to the next level with galvanized, powder-coated steel connectors and accent pieces from OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. Begin with standard cedar lumber, cut and chamfer according to the project specifications, then install the support post using the Ornamental Anchor Kit. Attach tie plates with 1-3/4" Timber Screws to make a sturdy connection between the vertical post and the horizontal wood cross members. Top with mailbox and accents of your choice. DecksDirect currently only offers the mailbox project kit in the Laredo Sunset style.

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OZCO PROJECT KITS

With any of these easy to follow OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Project Kits, and DecksDirect's completely fast shipping, you can be lounging under your project sooner than you think. Simply add all of the project products to your cart, and you'll be ready to go.

Because we are the nation’s largest stocking online retailer of deck accessories, you can trust that nearly all items will ship the same business day if the order is placed by 3:30pm CST, Monday-Friday (excluding special order items).

At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple questions, feel free to give our deck specialists a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an e-mail at hello@decksdirect.com.

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The DecksDirect Difference

Jan 02, 2018 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn Kueny

The DecksDirect Difference

Here at DecksDirect, we are passionate about decks. It's what we do, and we do it well. DecksDirect was founded in 2003 for the do-it-yourselfer and the professional builder. We care about your deck building experience, and want to help you build the best deck for your family or client. Whether you are a new DIY-er or a deck-building pro, we hope to share our passion and knowledge with you.

In order to achieve our mission of helping people build better decks, we rely on The DecksDirect Difference all day, everyday.

  • Real People, Real Service: Behind our fancy website is a team of real people who care about what we do. The team strives to exceed your expectations by providing honest, accurate, and friendly service that our customers can trust.
  • Completely Fast: We know how important your deck project is and we do everything in our power to get it started and finished quickly. From the first time we greet you to the moment we get your order out the door, speed is one of our top priorities.
  • Improving the Deck Experience: At DecksDirect, we see a deck as much more than a few planks of wood in your backyard. It's bigger than the materials you choose or products you buy. Your deck is a lifestyle, and we want to help you feel good about the entire process, from putting the pieces together to making memories on it for years to come.

 

Just like a deck, we know we are only as good as our parts. In order to best serve our customers, we help our team members grow through our core values. From product knowledge sessions to attending fun events, DecksDirect team members are passionate about helping people build better decks, but also know how to have fun. The focus we put on our core values shines through in our work everyday.

  • Experience: Service the customer first
  • Integrity: Do the right thing
  • Lead: It all begins with self
  • Passion: Deliver excellence every day
  • Drive: Maintain an edge above the rest

 

There are tons of ways DecksDirect strives to go above and beyond to provide our customers with the best deck experience possible. Learn more about the team and what we do here.

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New Showroom Location

Dec 14, 2017 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn Kueny

Showroom and Office Location

 

We relocated and reorganized our Minneapolis showroom to provide a better shopping experience for our local customers. Stop by to browse product displays, compare materials and finishes, and discuss your project with one of our experienced specialists.

 

6160 Summit Dr N #200, Minneapolis, MN 55430

Give us a call at (952) 746-7561 if you need directions! Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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2017 Holiday Schedule

Dec 11, 2017 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn Kueny

Happy Holidays

DecksDirect wishes you a happy holiday season!

We would like to wish everyone happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

DecksDirect's regular hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST. Below is our holiday schedule and the shipping schedules of our shipping partners.

Closed for Holiday Celebration

The DecksDirect team will be taking a little time to celebrate the holidays! On Wednesday, December 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, we will be locking our doors and turning off our phones. All orders placed during this time will be processed and shipped as normal.

DecksDirect Holiday Hours:

Mon, December 25

CLOSED

Tue, December 26

CLOSED

Wed, December 27

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

Thur, December 28

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

Fri, December 29

7 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST

Mon, January 1

CLOSED

Tue, January 2

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

Wed, January 3

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

Thur, January 4

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

Fri, January 5

7 a.m - 5:30 p.m. CST

 

Shipping Schedules:

Christmas

  FedEx Express FedEx Ground FedEx Home FedEx Freight USPS UPS
Saturday, December 23 Open Closed Open Closed Open Open
Sunday, December 24 Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Open
Monday, December 25 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday, December 26 Open Open Closed Closed Open Open

 

New Years

  FedEx Express FedEx Ground FedEx Home FedEx Freight USPS UPS
Saturday, December 30 Closed Closed Open Closed Open Open
Sunday, December 31 Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Open
Monday, January 1 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday, January 2 Open Open Closed Open Open Open

Please keep these dates in mind as you make your ordering and shipping plans. For more information about holiday shipping times, please visit FedEx, UPS, or USPS. Feel free to contact the DecksDirect team with any questions at hello@decksdirect.com or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316.

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Deck of the Month Winner - December 2017

Dec 07, 2017 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn Kueny

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Westbury Tuscany Railing

Congratulations to Michael G. from Cornelia, Georgia for winning our Deck of the Month contest for December! He used the Tuscany Railing System by Westbury in a bronze finish to complete his new deck. Westbury Aluminum Railing systems combine beauty and strength for an easy to install deck railing. Michael has the classic look of the Westbury to add a modern rustic feel to his beautiful deck.

Michael can now enjoy his amazing view on his deck while sporting his new DecksDirect gear!

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!

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Black Friday Lighting Giveaway Winners

Nov 28, 2017 | Posted in Contests & Giveaways By Jaclyn Kueny

Black Friday 2017 Lighting Giveaway Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone that entered the DecksDirect Black Friday Lighting Giveaway! Congratulations to Lisa S. from Tennessee who won the 1st place prize of a Portable LED Lantern with Bluetooth Speaker by Kichler. In second place is Tim M. from Oregon who won a Recessed LED Step Light Kit by Deckorators. Rounding out the winners is Ivelisse W. from New York, who won the DecksDirect Hockey Hoodie

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 DecksDirect!

If you didn't win this time, make sure to be on the lookout for more contests! Stay up with what's happening at DecksDirect by signing up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

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The 2 x 6 Days of Christmas

Nov 22, 2017 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Travis Hart

2 x 6 Days of Christmas

Whether you're snowed in or thawed out this winter, it's a great time to think about your next big project. We can help with all of the materials you'll need for the deck you've always wanted, or just haven't quite gotten around to finishing yet. No judgement here. So whether you're shopping around or seeking that burst of inspiration, we're going to share 12 great ways you can spruce up your outdoor living space, with quality products on a variety of budgets. The 2x6 Days of Christmas have begun, so let's dive into the possibilities!


Inspired Choices


 

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OZCO Project Kit - Deck Pergola with 6x6 Posts

A pergola is the perfect enhancement for your cedar deck, or the comfortable centerpiece for your outdoor living space. Now take that, and add the wrought-iron flair you get from OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. While we don't supply the lumber, DecksDirect offers the Pergola Project Kit with all the ties, fasteners, and project plans you'll need to complete your new pergola. Add in OZCO Lumber Shield to keep your cedar timber protected and beautifully vibrant!

Shop the OZCO Pergola Kit

 

 

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Westbury Tuscany Aluminum Railing

What more can be said for one of our best-selling railing systems? Should we tell you about the high-quality powder-coated finishes? Maybe it's the strength you can just feel in every piece, coming together in some of the most attractive packages on the market? Whatever catches your eye, Westbury's Aluminum Railing Systems have the looks to fulfill your vision. There's the classic look of Tuscany, the doubled toprail of Riviera, fashionable infill with Verticable, the wide-open view of Veranda glass, and so much more with optional crossover posts and drink rails. Whatever your taste, you'll love this railing for years to come!

Shop Westbury Aluminum Railing

 

 

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1850 CONCEALoc Hidden Fasteners with FREE TigerClaw Pneumatic Gun

What could be sweeter than laying down your new Timbertech or AZEK decking and landing a sweet deal on enough hidden fasteners to cover 1,000 square feet? Getting an even BIGGER deal with a FREE TigerClaw Pneumatic Gun to make installation a cinch. But maybe you have a different decking material. The same package is also available for Trex with Hideaway Fasteners! TigerClaw also has their TCG Hidden Fasteners to secure a variety of hardwoods and composites; all you'll need with your chosen deck boards is the TigerClaw Slot Cutter.

Shop Hidden Fasteners and TigerClaw Combo Packs

 

 

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Wild Hog Welded Mesh Panels

Classic looks, rugged durability, and easy on the wallet. Wild Hog Welded Mesh Panels are an excellent infill option for your wooden railing, and also your composite railing with Freedom Fill for Trex Transcend. Any way you slice it, Wild Hog Panels provide clear visibility through your railing and make it basically maintenance free. So what's not to love?

Shop Wild Hog Welded Mesh Panels

 

 

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Feeney CableRail

Feeney CableRail is the finishing touch that can elevate plain posts and rails into a complete, high-end railing system for your new deck. Compatible with wood or aluminum posts, Cablerail can be purchased in complete Assembly Kits or as individual lengths of Marine-Grade Stainless Steel Cable, with a variety of hardware to achieve the perfect look for your cable railing. Feeney also offers quality tools for quick, clean assembly and proper tensioning.

Interested in aluminum with cable, plus options for LED post cap lighting? Check out Prestige CableRail to see a two great systems come together in a beautiful package.

Shop Feeney CableRail

 

 

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Fortress Fe26 with Pure View Glass Balusters

Some of the highest quality railing we offer is Fortress' Fe26 System, featuring weatherproof construction and some of the highest quality powder-coated finishes on the market. It's no wonder that when you add in tempered glass balusters as your infill for that aply-named Pure View, your deck is truly going to shine with top-quality components. The icing on the cake? It's compatible with other Fortress accessories such as the LED Glow Ring and Fascia Post for a fully-featured, wholly beautiful railing system.

Shop Fortress Fe26 with Pure View Glass

 

 

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DeckLites LED In-Deck Light by TimberTech

A great upgrade to any deck is the utility offered with low-voltage LED lighting, and Timbertech's DeckLites a perfect solution for a low-profile lighting scheme. Whether they're casting light up onto a post, or illuminating the tread of your stairs, the In-Deck Lights are easy to install and fit right in with a variety of decks and railings. After you get all the lights you need, all that's left is a DeckLites 100 Watt Transformer to literally make your deck shine at night.

Shop Decklites LED In-Deck Lights

 

 

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Textured Face Mount Aluminum Balusters by Dekpro

This next pick is inspired by our November 2017 Deck of the Month Winner, and the results of using this product speak for themselves. Take the timeless look and feel of a tradtional wood deck, and add in sturdy and easily installed face-mount balusters seen here, and you have a finished product that is simply excellent. You can also add in Dekor's Flat Top Post Caps and Post Base Covers by Fortress to give your railing an even bigger boost, as seen here!

Shop Face Mount DekPro Balusters

 

 

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SCREENEZE Screen Frame

Especially if you're in a warmer climate, a screened-in deck is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without getting exposed to unwanted pests. SCREENEZE Screen Frame Kits install easily without the need for rolling splines, with options for flush mounting and rounded corners, making custom openings a cinch. And check out the for a sturdy entryway compatible with SCREENEZE finishes!

Shop SCREENEZE

 

 

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Durables Manchester Premium Vinyl Railing

Simple, economical, and easy to maintain, Durables Vinyl Railing is an excellent option for a railing you won't have to fuss over. The Manchester style is classic, featuring square balusters, rectangular top rails, and plenty of add-on options for post caps, handrails, and columns. Especially in a coastal environment, consider the Heavy Duty Post Mount instead of wood posts that are vulnerable to rot and damage from saltwater, and after that? Enjoy your worry-free deck railing!

Shop Durables Manchester Railing

 

 

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Trex Transcend Composite Railing

Another best seller with great savings, and a plethora of options available to make even a complex decking job easy on the wallet. Transcend railing features 7 coordinating colors, multiple sizes for post sleeves, and a wealth of options for infill. Composite, aluminum, even glass panels and Wild Hog Mesh panels with Freedom Fill steel channels. It's all there, including some of the best solar post caps available, just waiting to be added to your outdoor living space.

Shop Trex Transcend Railing

 

 

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Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage System

Let's suppose you're building a deck onto your house for the first time. One of the best ways to add value to your home is to add a drainage system to your deck, doubling the amount of outdoor space for fun or storage. So for our "12th Day", consider Trex's RainEscape Deck Drainage System, and get the most out of your living space. Use this handy Material Calculator to find what materials you'll need, and then plan for a well-protected deck with a clean, dry patio underneath.

Shop Trex RainEscape

 

Did you find what you were searching for? As always, if you need help or have questions, call us at 1-888-824-5316, or reach out for a quote on your project. We'd love to hear from you!

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