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Discovering Good Quality in a Sea of Decking Options

I’ve been in the decking business for about 30 years, both as a contractor working for another business, and after I started my own in the 90’s. I’ve had the opportunity to see, work with and handle a lot of different materials. These include all  …read more »

The Best Deck Materials, and Then Some

Since we launched Tailored-Wood officially a couple of years ago, we’ve gotten pretty good interest. I’m still finding that with so many options out there, it’s hard to communicate the incredible advantages we have over the competition. The fact that we don’t spend tens of thousands of  …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 »

Deck Wood – Wet Wood

If you’re familiar with types of building wood, then you know that wetwood is a water-soaked condition of wood in the trunk of trees. Fortunately, wood in this condition (which is actually caused by an infection and is very prevalent), can be used nicely in  …read more »

Introducing the Right Wood for the Project

Over the past 20 years, we’ve had the opportunity to build hundreds of residential decks and screened porches nail by nail. And during that time, we’ve used all kinds of building materials ranging from natural wood to synthetic blends. But we’ve always been underwhelmed by the  …read more »

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