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Tony Wood


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I can answer questions pertaining to deck design and construction and offer insight into the pros and cons of various designs and materials options.

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I am a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years I have owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina.




Several Home improvement articles published on Angie's List and other online forums.


High School graduate ~ proficient in CAD (computer aided design), Open Office program suite.

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Angel06/18/15101010Thanks, Tony!
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Recent Answers from Tony Wood

2016-08-17 Sealing a deck:

Hi Shaun,    I must say I am skeptical of using plywood for the flooring of an un-roofed deck and even more so of sealing it with the products you specified.  There are specific and legitimate reasons

2015-06-19 Wood posts followup:

Hi Tom,    Based on the information you provided I think the light duty ones from Lowes will be fine.  The issues you are likely to have with a post base are as follows:  Strength - in some applications

2015-06-09 Stairs/Rise/Run:

Hi Angel,     If you use the entire run with the amount of rise indicated the steps will be unusually long (and odd looking).  Unless there is a compelling reason to use the entire run I would recommend

2015-04-07 Building a Simple Step:

Hi Beth,    The project you have described should not be too difficult to build with a few basic tools.  If you don't have access to a saw are unsure of your abilities using one, any of the big box stores

2014-10-15 TimberTech decking vs. Genovations decking:

Hi Susan,    Typically I consider size, shape, location, budget and how it will be used as well as many other factors when making recommendations to a client. Not knowing any of those things I still feel


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