Spring Deck Cleaning: 5 Must-Dos to Get Your Deck Ready For Spring

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Get started on your spring deck cleaning now, before BBQ season has come and gone. The key to getting the most out of your home’s deck throughout the year is to do a yearly spring deck cleaning and maintenance each spring. After a long, cold winter, it’s only natural to look out at your deck […]

Anatomy of a Deck

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The anatomy of a deck is made up of two major parts: the deck substrate and the decking surface. Johnson Lumber has 100 years in the lumber game, and decking is just one of the many project types we have perfected since. Here’s a rundown of what makes a proper deck. Deck Substructure The framework […]

Winter Deck Install

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You might think it’s a little backwards to do an outdoor project during the winter period but actually, the winter might be the best time to consider a winter deck install. There are a lot of reasons why completing your deck project now might actually be better than waiting until the spring. Here at Johnson […]

Spring Deck Cleaning

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Spring is coming, at last!  Birds are once again singing near windows and in trees. Leaves are shyly beginning to peek out of branches. As the weather warms, you’ve been doing a bit of peeking, too—looking at the deck in your back yard every day. It’s time to get you spring deck cleaning on.  You’re […]

TimberTech Decking at Johnson Lumber

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In our blogs, we get into a lot of detail about decking materials, finishes, uses, fasteners… but we think it’s important, too, that you know who we use to supply the building materials. Specifically, for composite decking materials, we have many reliable vendors. Today we’re going to dive into one of them. The J.F. Johnson […]

Choosing a Deck Material


There is no one-type-fits-all when it comes to decking material. At Johnson Lumber Company, we carry many types of wood and partner with suppliers to get you the materials you want and need. But with so many options, how do you choose the deck material that’s right for you? It depends a lot on your […]

Winterize Your Deck and Outdoor Space


Brace yourself. Winter is coming, and around here we just don’t know what to expect from it anymore. It’s better to prepare for a harsh winter and winterize your deck and outdoor space than to ignore it and pay the price later. You love your new Johnson Lumber deck. Now you have to protect it […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Decking

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Whether you’re thinking of building a deck for the first time or you’re replacing an old one, it’s essential to gather as much information as possible and plan in advance. Doing so can help you avoid mistakes along the way and allow for your ideal end result. Here are some common questions homeowners have about […]

How Can I Build a Kid-Safe Deck?

Your new kid-safe deck should include features that make it safe for your family and guests – especially if children will be using it regularly. Even if you don’t have kids of your own, it’s important to consider your guests and neighbors with children who may be joining you for outdoor get-togethers on your deck […]

Outdoor Kitchen Considerations

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your deck can be just what you need to perfectly enjoy outdoor living right in your backyard. Ensuring your deck’s cooking space has everything it needs to provide the ideal setting for feeding your family or entertaining guests outdoors is essential. Here are some helpful considerations to make when designing […]