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In our last three articles we wrote about deck stairs, deck rails and deck balusters. Today let’s address those oh-so-important finishing touches for a deck using post covers (sometimes called sleeves) and post caps.

Two Story Deck with Post Covers and Post Cap Lights, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

Two Story Deck with Post Covers and Post Cap Lights, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

What exactly IS a post cover?

Other than a platform deck built at ground-level, a deck will need to be supported with structural posts.  And these posts are (typically) built with pressure treated lumber.  So depending on the location and height of your deck, you may want to cover the bare posts.

For example if your deck is just slightly raised, simple landscaping will hide its posts and, in this case, skipping the post cover is common. Read the rest of this entry »

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