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Deck Project Checklist

I’m fortunate in that I come into contact with a lot of fellow deck contractors. I’ve found that there is a lot of building talent out there! I’ve seen deck contracting businesses come and go…not because they weren’t building beautiful decks (they were), but because  …read more »

How Many Balusters are Needed for My Deck Project?

As I mentioned in another post, I never knew math was going to be needed so much in building decks. But here’s another great example of where it’s definitely needed – calculating the number of balusters needed for deck railing. Also, once that’s determined, how  …read more »

Decking News

If you’re a deck builder/contractor (or even a homeowner that builds decks), then you live in a world today that offers a lot of wonderful decking information. There are some deck builders who really don’t stay current with things, and I think that’s a mistake.  …read more »

How to Build a Deck – Ordering and Receiving the Deck Wood

Before the first nail goes in, you have to order the deck building materials. Using the approved deck design, contact the manufacturer and describe the project. As mentioned earlier, we at Tailored-Wood offer free help with the design. But further, Tailored-Wood will provide you with  …read more »

How to Build a Deck – Paperwork and Legal

Once there is an agreement by the homeowner and the contractor on the deck design, the contractor creates a contract. At that time, the homeowner needs to sign off on it. I will tell you that the contract (for protection of both the homeowner and  …read more »

Areas of Distribution

Tailored-Wood has limited national distribution at this time. What does that mean? Well, for those needing decking materials that are further than the 200 mile radius around our headquarters (Atlanta/Athens Georgia), we may be able to accomodate based upon our distribution relationships. It’s really on  …read more »

How to Build a Deck – Design

This blog series is going to focus on installing a deck properly. It will be focused on the deck builder, whether that is a deck contractor or homeowner. After the determination that there will be a deck built, design is the first step. I recommend  …read more »

Deck Fasteners

Using the correct fastener is just as important as the type of deck wood you use. As with a couple of other blog posts, I’m going to provide general advice, then advice as it relates to our deck building material. I haven’t used nails for  …read more »

Square Footage Formula for Deck Builders

I never knew how much math would play into building decks when I first started. Well, fyi, math and algebra are big pieces to success for deck builders and contractors. If you’re not great at math and numbers, no worries. Once you get the initial  …read more »

Deck Maintenance – Sealing

All the detailed work that goes into producing Tailored-Wood is designed to retain its beauty and last a long time. This is enhanced by sealing the wood…and this is true for any deck wood. Regardless of the wood, we recommend that you seal the deck  …read more »