Summer 2016 Edition

The only thing better than enjoying a finished project is the feeling that comes from knowing you did it yourself. So dive in, get those creative juices flowing, and when you're ready to start your next home project, drop by your local TIMBER MART. We've got the tools, materials, and friendly, knowledgeable advice to help.

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In This Issue:

Outdoor Living Spaces
Floating Golf Course
Shed Plans
Choosing a Front Door

Create the perfect
outdoor living space

Composite decking is a durable, beautiful choice.

Imagine not worrying that months of heavy snow and ice have damaged your deck. How would it feel to know your deck was mold and mildew resistant, and no amount of rain would weaken it? What about the comfort of having a smooth, solid surface where little bare feet can run around happily without a chance of getting a splinter?

More homeowners are turning to composite decking because of its durability, longevity and good looks. After all, everyone’s had trouble with traditional wooden decks rotting, splitting, cracking and fading. Why nail down a bunch of 2x4s that will need to be replaced in a couple of years when you can install a low-maintenance deck that holds up beautifully for decades?

Composite decking gives you the classic look of wood – including a nice, deep grain - without the problems and maintenance that come with natural wood. You can order decking with coordinated railings and fencing as well as matching furniture, pergolas and outdoor storage solutions to keep your yard cohesive. Add some well-placed outdoor lighting and you’ve got the outdoor living space of your dreams.

With composite decking, you don’t need to worry about restaining a faded or chipped board - and let’s face it, the colour is never an exact match. Choose your dream decking shade, whether it’s a deep chestnut brown, a creamy tan or a tropical-inspired grey, and you’ve got decking that will look amazing for decades.

So whether you have an existing deck you want to resurface (yes, that’s possible!) or you’re starting from scratch and looking for an attractive, low-maintenance solution, talk to us today about composite decking. We’ll be happy to explain your next steps.

The Floating Golf Course

There’s no avoiding the water hazard at what just might be the most unique golf course in all of cottage country. Since there's very little clear land but plenty of lake at the Buckles family cottage, we're re-imagining the game of golf for the water instead. We're going to put all nine holes of our Floating Golf Course entirely on top of the lake itself and transforming our Ultimate Swim Raft from Season 1 into an aqua golf cart to get us around the links.

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Timber Mart
Shed Plans

Don’t let your tools and toys create clutter. A well-built shed can be the perfect way to organize your tools and keep your projects on track. TIMBER MART shed plans may also inspire that additional space you have been dreaming about. Perhaps it’s time to build that art or yoga studio, man cave, or clubhouse for the kids.

TBM 8' x 8'
Sq. Ft.: 64 sq. ft.

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Sq. Ft.: 100 sq. ft.

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Sq. Ft.: 144 sq. ft.

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Sq. Ft.: 64 sq. ft.

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Which front door is
right for your home?

Your front door is the first thing people touch when they come into your home, and it sets the stage for what’s inside. But it’s more than a welcoming portal - it’s also a potential source of heat loss that needs to be managed and a permanent piece of your home that you don’t want to be repairing every few months.

So what kind of front door is right for your home? Natural wood, steel, fibreglass, vinyl and aluminum-clad wood doors all have their pros and cons.

Here’s a little information to get you started...

Natural wood

A wood door can give a home added warmth and character and many consider the look to be very “high end.” They’re the easiest type of door to customize, whether it’s adding fancy mouldings or designing an intricate panel configuration. In the past, wood doors were criticized for warping, but today’s exterior wood doors are built with engineered wood cores to keep their shape for decades.


These doors are more cost effective than their fibreglass or wood counterparts, and nothing beats their strength. A steel door can also help you reduce your monthly energy costs because they keep the heat trapped inside. A steel door sounds like something industrial you might see in a laboratory, but they’re actually made in many different architectural styles and colour.


Fibreglass doors can give you the look of a beautiful wood door with the security of a steel door. They resist rotting, warping, scratches and dents while providing up to five times the insulation value of wood.


It’s the material of choice for windows and vinyl is proving itself in exterior doors as well. Vinyl doors are low-maintenance, won’t fade and hold up well under even very severe weather conditions.


These hybrid doors are becoming very popular with homeowners who can’t decide between the beauty of wood and the durability of vinyl. An aluminum-clad wood door combines solid wood components with extruded aluminum components.

While it’s important to love the look of your new door and it suits your home’s style, it’s even more important that you choose one that meets your family’s needs, doesn’t require constant maintenance and seals in your home’s heat.

As always, if you have any questions, your friends at TIMBER MART are always here to help.

Happy door-shopping!