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DecksDirect Pro Tip: Hardware

Jan 28, 2019 | Posted in How-to Tips By Jamie B.

Choosing the Right Ozco Truss Base Fan For Your Project

OZCO Truss Base Fans: How To Know Your Angles

OZCO Building Products offer some of the most strong and durable hardware and connectors on the construction market today. But what they provide in pure strength, they also supply in gorgeous, ornamental style. OZCO Truss Base Fans are a beautiful way to add a touch of decoration and detail while the 100% powder-coated steel ensures a long-lasting connection. But how do you know which size of Truss Base Fan will work for your project? Simple.

The numbers in the Truss Base Fan sizes refer to their rise and run. For example, a 4:12 Truss Base Fan means that for every 12 inches you go either left or right; you will also be rising up 4 inches. This will help make measuring and ordering materials for your job as straightforward as possible.

Dress up your outdoor project even more with either Laredo Sunset Truss Accent or Ironwood Truss Accent pieces to help add a flair of western trimming to help polish it off.

OZCO Truss Base Fan Size Options

With seven different slopes and sizes available, you're sure to find a Truss Base Fan that can add strength and style to your project. 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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OZCO Project Kits

Jan 09, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn

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.


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.


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.







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.





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.







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.






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


OZCO on HGTV's Fixer Upper

Jan 23, 2017 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Kelly Lone

Ozco on HGTV's Fixer Upper Blog

Ozco on HGTV's Fixer Upper

Featured on Season 4, Episode 4 of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper, Ozco Ornamental Wood Ties are a safe, durable, and beautiful way to add cast iron-inspired accents to your outdoor living spaces. The Eberle's renovated home features Ornamental Wood Ties on the front porch, as well as a beautiful, two-tiered pergola in the backyard. Designed to be the "icing on the cake" for any outdoor project, Ornamental Wood Ties exceed building codes, are suitable for use with treated lumber, and are easy to install for DIYers and professionals alike.


We Stock Ozco

Ozco Authorized Stocking Dealer Did you know DecksDirect is an authorized Stocking Dealer of Ozco products? Most Ozco items typically ship same day if the order is placed before 3:30 pm CST on weekdays. We carry the full Laredo Sunset and Ironwood lines, as well as a full selection of ornamental accents, and all the essential hardware you need to complete your patio, pergola, or deck project.

Check out our Inspiration Gallery for dozens of great projects, including some built by DecksDirect customers! Have you completed an Ozco project you’d like to show off? Submit it to our customer photo gallery here 

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Get The Look

Get the Fixer Upper look by using the Ironwood line of products to add a stylish and structurally sound finishing touch to your own project. Ozco's Ironwood Ornamental Wood Ties can stand up to the harshest outdoor weather conditions, and even look beautiful indoors as accents on doors, rafters, window and door frames, and more. These products are easy to install and sure to impress.

These are the must-have products featured on Fixer Upper:

Ozco OWT Ironwood Post Base Kit

Ironwood Post Base Kit

These kits contain everything you need to reinforce any project from the ground up. Use them at every post base for a cohesive design that looks polished and professional. They make posts stand out by showcasing a strong connection to the ground. If you're working on an existing design and have previously installed posts, you can use the Ironwood Faux Post Base Kit to achieve the same look, because it installs directly on to your existing posts.



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Ozco OWT Ironwood Rafter Clips

Ironwood Rafter Clips

These versatile angle brackets can be used virtually anywhere, and add a subtle design touch when used on every rafter joint. They are easy to install and are a great way to highlight rather than hide your connections. They can be spotted on each end of every rafter on both sides of the Eberle pergola, and have dozens of applications both indoors and out.



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Ozco OWT Ironwood Post to Beam Bracket Kit

Ironwood Post to Beam Bracket Kit

This bracket kit is great for DIYers since it features an innovative interlocking ledge design which supports the overhead beam during installation, and it can be used on smooth or rough cut lumber. These are used on the front porch and center section of the tiered pergola, and showcase the strength of Ozco. Hardware is included in the kit, so you'll have everything you need to install this bracket. 



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Ozco OWT Fan Truss Base

Fan Truss Base

This beautiful truss connector makes a huge statement as you approach the renovated Eberle home, and it can seamlessly tie any project together for a structurally and aesthetically strong design. Add Ozco's Ironwood Truss Accents to complement the rest of your design. Truss bases are a bold accent whether indoors or outside, and are available in multiple fan sizes with a straightforward finish that can be easily accented in either decorative style. Truss Accents are also available in Laredo Sunset to match Laredo Sunset designs.


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You can read more about the Fixer Upper project on Ozco's website.
Click here to view the Fixer Upper project plans, which include everything you need from bolts to lumber.



Free Custom Design Services

DecksDirect offers free design services for all of our customers! Our in-house design staff are here to help you with your project, no matter the size or budget. Call, email, or use our quote form to contact us and get your project done in time for spring and summer fun. Whether your design is simple or intricate, we can help you get started today.

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Black Friday OZCO Cooler Giveaway

Nov 30, 2016 | Posted in By Devin Crawford-Tufts

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Congratulations to the Black Friday OZCO Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Jaye S. of Victoria, Texas on winning 1st place, Maria G. of Asheville, North Carolina on winning 2nd place and Natalie S. of St. Paul, Minnesota on winning 3rd place! Don't worry if you didn't win this one, there will be more contests and giveaways in the future.

You can stay up with what's happening at DecksDirect and be the first to hear about other contests and giveaways by signing up for our newsletter, and following us on FacebookInstagram & Twitter.

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!


OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties

Jan 28, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Blog Post

OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties

DecksDirect offers OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties from OZCO Building Products. OZCO's wood tie products give you an innovative new way to anchor, connect, fasten, and finish. These products not only add a level of style to your project, but they also bolster the durability and strength of the project as well.

OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Blog Post


Looking for a few ideas of what to use OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties to build? Look no further! Visit our OZCO Inspiration Gallery and see beautifully crafted OZCO Ornamental Wood Tie projects.

Built with simplicity, style, and strength in mind, it's easy to see how OZCO takes your project from everday ordinary to next-level extraordinary.


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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties

Jan 28, 2015 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Angelene


OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties now available at DecksDirect

Form and function come together to make OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. OZCO's structural hardware has options for post anchors, railing brackets, and even arbor connections so building a new deck railing or pergola just got easier and more beautiful.

One of our favorite OZCO product is the Post Base Kit, for securing a wood 4" x 4", 6" x 6" or 8" x 8" to a deck or patio. Check out the awesome product video below to learn more about this product...


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