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Get Decked out with Southern Pine

We Have a Winner!

Deep in the rolling green hills of Virginia is the small town of Altavista, home to Carolyn Burgess, the winner of the 2006 "Get Decked Out with Southern Pine!" deck contest from the Southern Pine Awareness Network (SPAN) and Southern Living magazine. A faithful Southern Living reader who lives in a charming bungalow with her family, Carolyn was thrilled with her win: "We've wanted to add on a deck for years...this is truly a dream come true and we're so grateful to everyone involved."

Deck Winners
The Deck

The 582-square foot deck was constructed using pressure-treated Southern Pine from WolmanizedŽ OutdoorŽ Wood, which combines the natural beauty of real wood with a next-generation, patented new preservative and a lifetime limited warranty against termites and fungal decay. Wolmanized Outdoor Wood recently earned the Good Housekeeping Seal and costs less than redwood, cedar or plastic composites, and offers many environmental benefits. For more information on the complete line of Wolmanized Outdoor Wood products, visit

Deck Winners
Southern Pine lumber has been considered the building material of choice for any number of home improvement applications, both inside and outside the home. Using pressure-treated Southern Pine for this deck ensures that it will stand up to the elements, it won't conduct heat in the summer and it will be around for decades of enjoyment. Pressure treated Southern Pine also makes this deck blend seamlessly into the homeowners' existing landscaping.

Stainless steel hidden deck fasteners from Tiger Claw mean no unsightly nails to ruin the natural beauty of the deck. Made in the United States, Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners are attractive, secure and simple to use. Think about it: a nail-free deck surface practically sells itself! For more information on Tiger Claw hidden deck fasteners, visit

Installation Installation 2

The Southern Pine deck is stained with F&P (finish and preservative) Redwood from Wolman Wood Care, a product guaranteed for three years to beautify and protect wood from rot, decay, premature graying and water damage. Prior to staining, the painter used DeckBrite from Wolman Wood Care to clean and prepare the deck. For more information on Wolman Wood Care products, visit

Beautiful furniture from Hampton Bay (available exclusively at The Home Depot) allows for easy entertaining with style. The Lasarre 7-piece set includes six sling-back chairs and a smoked, tempered glass tabletop. A rust-free aluminum frame maintains a like-new appearance even after prolonged weather exposure. Easy-to-install Hampton Bay lighting completes the package.

Carolyn's husband Titus, a Virginia State Trooper and confessed grillaholic, loves his new Big Green Egg. The World's Best Smoker and GrillŽ is a ceramic charcoal grill/smoker/outdoor oven. The company also offers a complete line of grilling/smoking supplies as well as other products like chimineas. Visit to see the complete line of Big Green Egg products.

Both the Big Green Egg and the Chiminea rest comfortably on Original Grill Pads, constructed from flexible, durable and lightweight fibercement. Available in a wide range of shapes and colors (including team logos), the Grill Pads protect the deck from sparks, spills and grease stains that are a part of outdoor living. To order your Original Grill Pad, visit arbor
Adding color and panache to our deck are freshly grown flowers from Viva! (available exclusively at The Home Depot). The gorgeous, vibrant plants are easy to grow and maintain. Custom-grown large pots frame out the corners of our deck and provide a sweet-smelling, colorful background for any event.

Our tabletop accessories - including plates, glassware, decorate bowls and more - are from Homeowners can find a wealth of decorative items at their fingertips; with a simple click, their choices will be delivered to their doorstep within a week!

The Southern Pine deck was designed by the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA). When creating the deck, our designer took into consideration the style of the Burgess home as well as backyard dimensions and elevations. Download NADRA's "Burgess Plans" by clicking here.

Special thanks to all of our new friends in the Lynchburg area for helping make the Burgess' dreams of a new deck come true:

Deck Builder:
The Southern Porch Company
Rodney Seay

Kirby Custom Painting
Ivan Kirby
540.297.1390 Voice
13139 Wyatts Way
Bedford, VA 24523-6111


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