Volume 46, Issue 7 - September 2007


Deck the Fall: What's New: Fasteners, Screens and Railings

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Phantom Screens in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has a new line of screening and shading solutions—everything from balconies and lanais to garage doors, porches and picture windows. The Executive Screen fits most standard and oversized applications and offers ventilation, shade from the sun, protection from pests and enhanced privacy—at the touch of a button or the turning of a crank. www.phantomscreens.com 

Conceal It

TimberTech® in Wilmington, Ohio, has introduced the CONCEALoc™ hidden fastener and two new Earthwood™ Plank color options: Tropical Teak and Tropical Rosewood.

CONCEALoc fasteners are designed to be used with the new Earthwood™ Groove Plank profile, which features a continuous, grooved edge that conceals the fastener. In addition to Tropical Walnut, Earthwood Planks are now available in two new shades that emulate natural variations in real tropical hardwood: Tropical Teak and Tropical Rosewood.  www.timbertech.com 

Total Illumination

Vixen Hill Cedar Products in Elverson, Pa., designs and manufactures modular gazebos that incorporate electrical functionality.

“Lighted gazebos, pergolas, garden houses and pavilions clearly add a new dimension to any garden or landscape,” says Christopher Peeples, president and founder of Vixen Hill. “Homeowners should avoid using lighting with too much wattage and with visible fixtures. Ideally, light should illuminate through reflection off walls, structures and plant material—creating a mood rather than a display.”  www.vixenhill.com

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