Decks Ahead of the Curve

Adventurous homeowners will love the industry’s newest deck products


Stop by the Spruce Grove store in the next few weeks and you’ll see a work in progress as we build a new deck display featuring some of the industry’s latest and most exciting low-maintenance deck products.


If you’ve been thinking about designing a new deck, something that’s guaranteed to bring out your creative side is the ability to curve deck boards. Curved boards are possible because of the composite makeup of modern deck board materials.


Never having built with curved deck boards ourselves, we wanted to know if it was as easy as the manufacturer of this product made it out to be, so we were eager to incorporate them into the design of the new display. We found out quickly that it would take some time, planning and ingenuity to get the job done right. The first challenge we had was to make our own “oven” to heat the boards to the temperature where they could be manipulated into the desired shape. (See pictures for the homemade composite deck board oven here.) Luckily, our able Home Hardware staff and local contractor were up to the task and I am pleased to report that we achieved the desired results and the curved boards look great. 


So far, I’d rate this project more suitable for intermediate to advanced DIY customers and deck building professionals because of some of the risks of dealing with high temperatures (fire, for one). I will keep you posted once the deck is complete.


The decking products that are being used are Trex Transcend and TimberTech Terrain.  These products offer many benefits:

  • Unrivalled fade, stain, scratch and mould resistance, low maintenance and wood grain beauty to match
  • Options for fastening boards to the base, both hidden and traditional
  • Range of colours and looks (call our store for our availability of stocked colours, special orders are welcome)


TimberTech Terrain -Silver Maple

TimberTech Terrain (Silver Maple)


Trex Transcends - Spiced Rum and Vintage Lantern

Trex Transcend (Spiced Rum and Vintage Lantern)

We have the staff expertise and software to help you visualize and plan the deck you’ve always wanted for relaxing and entertaining. Other ways to see what choices are available are to check out the following sites and Home Hardware’s iPad App. And don’t forget to check out our catalogue for railing, lighting and furniture options to complete the look of your great new deck.


Trex site   

Trex iPad App  

TimberTech site