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November 2010

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Featured Deck of the Month - Ipe Porch Decking in Lehi, Utah

Many of our customers are people who thrive and get excited about DIY projects. This do-it-yourself attitude comes to light when you see the deck that one of our DIY Deck Builders accomplished for his home in Lehi, Utah. Using 5/4x6 Ipe decking and hidden deck fasteners, the deck is clearly large enough to accommodate parties and will be the foundation for many of this families finest memories. Can you imagine the wonderful time this family will have this Thanksgiving?

See More Pictures of our Ipe Wood Decking in Utah

Wood of the Month - Poplar

It's Easy to See Why Poplar Has a 5,000 History of Being Turned into Household Items

According to Tom Elberson, wood-working expert at Advantage Trim & Lumber Co., "Poplar is often used for projects that require being painted. Different grades provide varying color patterns which is why poplar is used for furniture projects, such as paint grade cabinets and cabinet framing. Although poplar is usually painted, many woodworkers feature it in mid-grade projects as a stainable material. It's also great for molding and trim work, edge-glued panels, and plywood."

Recently, archeologists in Switzerland unearthed a 5,000 year old Poplar door! That's the stone age, people! If Poplar was good enough for the very first craftsmen, it can clearly work wonders for your special furniture projects.

Check out the Poplar wood section of our website for additional technical specifications.

How to Winterize Your Wood Deck

Before the holidays arrive, now is the time to spend a couple of hours making sure your deck is ready for the winter.

One quick and easy thing you can do right now is sweep away and remove any debris between your deck boards. Leaves, dirt, and branches should all be removed. Doing this will ensure proper ventilation both under and above the deck.

Learn more tips here...

Winterize Your Deck

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