Deck Design of the Week
Tigerwood Decking Shines in New York
Building a Tigerwood deck is a rewarding experience. Many deck builders and homeowners choose this exotic hardwood because of its gorgeous golden brown colors and dark streaks. The fact that it is also more affordable and just as durable as the most expensive composite decking also adds to the luster of using Tigerwood decking. As you can see from the pictures, this Tigerwood deck design is truly unique. The hot tub area is spectacular at night and really shows how Tigerwood decking shines.
We’ve recently spoken with an expert deck builder in the Rochester, NY area, Aaron Roberts. We asked him what he thought of working with Tigerwood for this Rochester, NY home.
ATL: How long have you been a deck builder?
AR: We have been specializing in high end custom decks since the summer of 07, this will be our fourth full season.
ATL: What led you to choose Tigerwood for this deck project?
AR: The homeowner actually did the research and chose the product. He was looking for a natural product that would be unique in his neighborhood, but more economic than Ipe. I believe he was also attracted to the hidden fastener system.
ATL: Was this the first time you worked with Tigerwood?
ATL: Was it easy to work with?
AR: Yes, about the same as any decking that uses a hidden clip fastening system.
ATL: What tools did you use to cut and install the wood?
Our standard woodworking tools, I think we installed fresh saw blades.
ATL: How did the owners feel about the finished product?
AR: The homeowner’s love the deck, and so do their neighbors. We were hired again about a year later to build the hot tub deck addition.
ATL: Would you work with Tigerwood again?
ATL: How was it to work with and order from Advantage Trim & Lumber?
AR: They made it very easy. I filled out the quote form with the exact pieces I needed, they were purchased and on a truck in a couple of days, and arrived right at my job site. Not a whole lot different than if I had just called up my local lumber supplier and ordered it.
Thank you, Aaron for your business, for taking the time to answer our questions, and especially for the wonderful pictures!