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The Product Knowledge “PK Promo” – #OWT4Cash with OZCO

Hello Valued OZCO Dealers, customers, contractors, and associates to The Product Knowledge “PK Promo”! We are excited to offer you a chance to put $1000 dollars in ONE LUCKY WINNER’S POCKET; drive more sales of OZCO inventory, and strengthen OZCO knowledge among staff and customers! The drawing will be held on May 31st, 2018 watch LIVE ON FACEBOOK #OWt4CASH a recipient will be chosen from all the entries who complete the PK course! In Less than 30 min you can learn what makes OZCO products so amazing with 15 Short and Exciting videos. Once you have completed the course you will...

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Build a Deck Without Digging Holes Using a Deck Post Base and Post Anchor

Deck blocks and post anchors combined with base plates can create a solid foundation for a deck substructure. I’ve built many decks, and the hardest part is always digging the holes. It’s dirty work digging into the ground. In order to get enough space to ensure the posts are perfectly vertical, it’s normal to dig the hole wider than is strictly necessary for the post. When you add in the need to dig down past the frost line to keep the freezing ground from heaving the post up during winter, this can make for a big hole in the ground. Unfortunately,...

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Bolts with Sleeves Don’t Require Cutting Bolt Ends

Bolts with sleeves create a cleaner, ornamental look when joining two timbers. I’ve built many boardwalks, decks, arbors, pergolas, and pavilions over the years. Usually, they’re made from four-by-four posts with beams made from two two-by-sixes held on by bolts and nuts sandwiching the boards to the post. The bolts are usually bought in bulk, and are extra long so they’ll be able to reach through any number of boards. This leaves an unsightly three or four inches of threads clearly visible beyond the face of the board. If the bolt is any lower than about seven feet above ground,...

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An Asian Inspired Pergola Design Complements Simple Garden Styles

Red paint or stain, ornate hardware, and a privacy lattice can all help to give your pergola an Asian flair. I have a client who is in the middle of a feng shui redesign. You might know already that feng shui is an Eastern design style used to maximize energy flow. The garden is one of the most important parts of this design philosophy, which is why my client was looking for an Asian inspired pergola design to set off her new, Eastern-style garden. I thought this was a great idea, as pergolas are easy to adapt for this type...

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Attaching a Pergola to a House to Create a Wall-Leaning Structure

A wall-leaning pergola offers lots of flexibility and versatility when it comes to size and location. I had a friend who wanted to build a pergola but didn’t quite have the room for a four-post structure. His entryway was pretty narrow and pergolas tend to be kind of wide. But that was ok. As I told him, the beauty of pergolas is in their flexibility. I suggested a two-post structure, with his house acting as the support for the post-less side. Attaching a pergola to a house can save a bit of space while providing the support the structure needs....

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