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The Best Way to Fasten Any Square Deck Board

The Best Way to Fasten Any Square Deck Board

Fastening through the face of a deck board ages it prematurely. Traditional deck screws have the potential to crack your boards and cause them to split or splinter. The better way to fasten any square deck board: through its edge.

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By Guest Author: CAMO Fasteners ·
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November 29, 2022
Control Your Trex Deck Lighting from Anywhere

Control Your Trex Deck Lighting from Anywhere

With the Trex WiFi Controller, you have the power to monitor your lighting status, set schedules, and fine-tune the brightness of your Trex deck lights, all from your Android or iOS phone, without the need for hard-wiring.

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By Jeanette P.
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November 14, 2022
CAMO Structural Screws for Pros in the Know

CAMO Structural Screws for Pros in the Know

CAMO’s full line of high-performing, code-compliant structural screws bring it all together on your deck, framing, and general construction projects with innovations and extras pros will appreciate on the jobsite.

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By John L.
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November 7, 2022
FREE Muro Ultra Driver Kit for Starborn Collated Screws

FREE Muro Ultra Driver Kit for Starborn Collated Screws

For a limited time, get a FREE Muro Ultra Driver Kit with Makita Cordless Drill or DeWalt Corded Drill—a $392 or $522 value—with your Starborn Collated Screws purchase!

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By John L.
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October 27, 2022
Speed & Accuracy: Quick Jig for Prestige Rail Installations

Speed & Accuracy: Quick Jig for Prestige Rail Installations

There's nothing like the satisfaction of discovering an easier, faster, and more precise way to accomplish a task. That's why the Quick Jig will become your best friend during your Prestige aluminum railing installation.

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By John L.
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October 19, 2022
5 Pro Tips for a Smooth Vertical Cable Rail Install

5 Pro Tips for a Smooth Vertical Cable Rail Install

Vertical cable railing delivers a modern industrial vibe, making a bold statement while letting your view shine through. And with Key-Link, installation is surprisingly easy—especially with these pro tips.

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By Jeanette P.
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October 6, 2022
Painting the Cut Ends of Composite Decking Boards to Match

Painting the Cut Ends of Composite Decking Boards to Match

When you cut a composite deck board, you quickly discover that the interior color is different than the exterior color. Find out how to get the best color-matched painted finish for the cut ends of your TimberTech or other composite deck boards.

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By Jeanette P.
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September 28, 2022
CAMO Block vs TuffBlock vs Deck Blocks

CAMO Block vs TuffBlock vs Deck Blocks

We're taking a trip back in time to 1988 when the first instant foundation blocks changed the game for pro builders and DIYers alike. Then we'll take a closer look at two modern ultra-lightweight foundation options to make quick work of your next deck or platform project.

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By John L.
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September 22, 2022