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Is it safe to have a fire pit on my deck?

Posted 11/07/2018 by Jase DeBoer

The simple answer is yes, but there are safety precautions to keep in mind before lighting those logs. 1. Clear your deck of leaves and other debris that could possibly spark a fire from flying embers. 2. Check with your local zoning ordinances to make sure your fire pit is a safe distance from your house. While checking local codes, look for rules related to open flames. Some counties have fire restrictions in residential areas. 3. Don’t place your fire pit directly on your deck. The ...

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Time-Saver

Posted 07/03/2018 by Jase DeBoer

  Let’s be honest here. Staining your deck or backyard fence isn’t the most enjoyable project you have on your summer to-do list. It takes time ⎯ time away from family and friends. What if you could spend less time staining and more time enjoying this season? ProWood® Dura Color® can save you from the pain of stain. Dura Color provides you with the looks you want without the hassle. What is Dura Color? ProWood Dura Color is color-infused treated lumber. A cedar pigmen...

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Get Building

Posted 12/13/2017 by Jase DeBoer

'Tis the season for gift giving and holiday parties. We have the perfect present ideas for everyone in the family, project plans to create fun games to enjoy at your next holiday shindig, and some organization ideas to help with the hustle and bustle of the season. Get building with ProWood® and be the hostess with the mostess or win the title of best gift giver of the year.    Tumbling Blocks is a great way to get millenniums off their phones and create interaction between family and...

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ProWood Garden Beds

Posted 07/20/2017 by Jase DeBoer

We are often asked if ProWood® pressure-treated lumber is safe for building garden beds. The answer is an emphatic “Yes,” and we want to provide you with the facts.  The preservative used in the ProWood pressure-treatment process is registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency, specifically for the protection of wood products. Our MCA (micronized copper azole) treated products use a proven treatment process that earned Environmentally Preferred Product status from...

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Top 3 Project Plans to Provide More Entertaining Space on Your Deck

Posted 06/30/2017 by Jase DeBoer

Sparklers, fireworks, red, white, and blue, an ice cold American beer, family and friends – they all sound like a recipe for a great Fourth of July celebration. Nothing beats the laughter and memories made on your ProWood® deck. Whatever size your deck is, you can always use some additional entertainment space. Check out our top 3 project plans that will give you just that! Deck Post Table: Build a table around your deck post. This table gives guests more area to set their drinks or pl...

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Top 5 Deck Trends for 2017

Posted 03/21/2017 by Jase Deboer

If you’re planning to build a deck or add to your existing deck, check out these top five deck trends for 2017. 1. Picture Framing Give your deck a finished look with a picture frame design, which got its name from framing a deck like it’s a piece of art. It can be as simple as adding a single board around the perimeter of the deck. Adding two or three single boards takes it to the next level of sophistication and creates a clean, finished look that beautifully conceals the ends of ...

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The Year of the Deck

Posted 12/21/2016 by Jase DeBoer

Are you setting New Year goals? Maybe yours are about losing weight, spending more time with the family – or, maybe, they’re about  finally getting to that home improvement project—like adding outdoor living space with a new deck. With the help of ProWood®, this could be the year that resolution becomes a reality.  Kick off the New Year right with the following steps for planning your deck: Make a list of preferences With budget in mind, outline how...

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Deck the Halls - and the Deck

Posted 11/21/2016 by Jase DeBoer

It’s winter! White snow. Warm fires. Family gatherings. It’s a beautiful time of year, no matter where you live.  Maybe your home gets blanketed with snow, or maybe you hang ornaments on palm trees for the holidays. No matter where you are, we have a few decorating ideas for you. First, make sure your  deck is winterized (check out our previous blog on how to prepare your deck for the winter months). Once that’s done,  it’s time to spruce it up for the ho...

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5 End of Summer Projects

Posted 08/20/2015 by Chris Fox

Are you afraid your chances to complete a DIY project this year are over because colder temperatures are coming? No need to worry. You still have plenty of time to tackle that outdoor project and, if you act fast, even enjoy it for a while before colder temperatures finally set in. Here are five projects you can get started on today: 1. Close the cracks. This is a wonderful time to seal cracks in your driveway before temperature fluctuations can make the damage any worse. Start by cleaning ...

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Make your home more attractive to buyers

Posted 05/13/2015 by Grace Gietzen

The real estate market has improved across much of the country, but homeowners thinking about listing their homes this summer need to stay competitive to attract buyers. Buyers are looking for long-term homes, that they can live in for years while raising their children, or settling down and retiring. To prepare your home for listing – or simply to enjoy it a few years longer – check out these home improvement projects you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers: Add addit...

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