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Are you looking to expand your outdoor living space? Whether you want to build a new deck, front porch, or a gazebo, AdvantageLumber.com has the premium grade, sustainable decking you’re looking for. Our helpful staff will help you save a lot of time selecting just the right material for your specific project.
If you own an old wood or plastic deck and are curious about how much it would cost to replace it, give us a call to get a free quote. We’ll be happy to help you.
With Springtime in full swing, now is the time to invest in your outdoor life. After such a hard winter for many in the United States, can you think of anything better than actually enjoying the weather instead of escaping from it?
And, with our FREE SHIPPING special back on, you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your pregrooved, tongue & groove, or hardwood siding order. Don’t forget, we’re also now carrying deck lighting and cable railing to make your deck the best looking in the neighborhood.
To take advantage of this sale, call 1-877-232-3915, or buy decking online using our convenient store.
On this episode of DeckBusters™, Mike and Emily test Advantage Ipe™ against today’s modern decking options (capstock composite and PVC).
You might be surprised to see the results. Then again, if you know anything about the rugged, natural durability of exotic hardwoods, you probably won’t be too shocked. But, how do the latest plastic options hold up under the weight of a two-ton mid-sized SUV? Check out this bending strength test to find out!
Advantage Deck Tiles™ are the easiest way to enhance to look of any outdoor space. They are ideal for both renters and homeowners who are looking for a fast and easy way to renovate their apartments or home. Many of our customers say that installing their new tiles took them less than a day.
Another great reason these wood deck tiles are an ideal choice for your home? Portability. Imagine actually taking your deck with you to your new home? That’s a benefit you just can’t get with any other decking product.
Now, we are offering this outdoor flooring solution in three of our most popular sustainable hardwoods: Ipe, Tigerwood, and Cumaru.
The hardest thing about the entire process will be choosing the style that best suits your unique tastes. Here’s a brief video that showcases just how easy it is to buy and install Advantage Deck Tiles™:
Adding a bench to your deck, that frames around a tree, is a great way to add some character to your outdoor space.
Framing a deck around a tree is a simple idea that can add a little extra character to your outdoor space. Building a bench around the tree is an excellent way to achieve this, plus, it give you extra seating outside for when you entertain your guest on those blissful summer nights.
Understanding the Tree
Entirely encasing the tree is a sure way to hinder its growth. Make sure you understand the root system and the type of tree you have. Framing the deck around the tree properly does not only prolong the life of the tree, it allows you to enjoy your deck without any possibility of the deck invading the tree’s space, or the tree invading the deck’s space.
Building the Bench
Measure the diameter of the tree. Add six inches if the tree is mature, and add twelve inches if the tree is young. Take this measurement and divide it by 1.75, this will be the measurement of the innermost part of the seat. Cut these ends at 30° angle, allowing the longer side to face you. For the rest of the seats, use this piece as a template. Lay three more boards out and use the 30° lines to trace and cut the boards. This will make the innermost board the shortest, and the outermost board the longest. Arrange these boards in a hexagonal shape and adjust them as necessary.
Now it’s time to make the legs! For maximum support, cut an inner and outer leg to be supported between two stringer boards. Make the legs the length of the seat, minus three inches, this will leave room for an apron. Cut twelve legs to these lengths and adjust as necessary. Bolt the stringers to the legs, making sure that the legs are sandwiched between the stringers. Use stainless steel bolts to secure the legs together and attach the seat to the legs. Measure and secure the apron.
Adding cushions or pillows will bring the indoors outside and make it a little more comfortable. Now you have a lovely outdoor space that you will be glad to show off the next time you entertain your friends and family.
DeckBusters™ is finally here! Click to watch various decking materials get put to extremely high impact testing. We’ve said that Advantage Ipe™ is tough…but how tough? Click below to watch the surprising results! (Every board we tested was one-inch thick (5/4×6).
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UPDATE 3/20/13 – SPRING IS HERE! So, the Free Shipping Winter Sale is over. BUT, stay tuned for more great savings ahead on all your hardwood decking and lumber needs!
Today is the last day of the AdvantageLumber.com WINTER sale! Now is the time to save on your next order of Pregrooved, Tongue & Groove, and Hardwood Siding! To take advantage and save hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of dollars, call 1-877-232-3915.