Create This Look: Kick Back and Relax in Your Own Backyard Oasis

Canadian summers can be far too short, so you really want to make the most of it while you can during the hot, sunny months. We love the open feel of this glass railing system and the durability of this composite deck. A quality deck not only adds value to your home, but it helps you create an outdoor oasis where you can truly enjoy warm summer nights with friends.

Composite Deck

Wood is increasingly being replaced with composite decking, and with good reasoning! It offers all the beauty of wood but with incredible durability, easy maintenance, and long-lasting beauty. We love Trex’s Transcend line of composite decking. Available in a variety of colours, you don’t have to worry about sanding, staining, or painting (plus… their 25-year limited warranty is rather appealing).

Despite the scorching sun, freezing snow, or red-wine spills, composite decking is fade, stain, scratch, and mold resistant! On top of all this, Trex’s composite decking uses 95% recycled board… you’ll really feel part of the great outdoors!

Railing System

Why limit your view of all Northern Ontario’s beauty (or limit sightline on those little rascals in the backyard) with a traditional wood railing. Regal Ideas’ tempered glass railing system in Titanium Slate (a colour only available in Canada!) gives you an unobstructed view to your surroundings. This is a great way to make your deck space feel larger and more open.

Under the Deck

Don’t forget about your under-deck care. Compacted gravel around wood posts allows for adequate drainage and keeps water away from the wood, helping to prevent rot and to extend the life of your deck’s support system. A level application of rocks, like Alltreat’s ¾” Peastone is perfect to maintain level drainage, reduce the growth of weeds, and… well, it just looks good!

On the Deck

Now that your deck and railing system is good to go, it’s time to create your outdoor living space! Table and chairs are a must for entertaining guests or for enjoying outdoor meals. Look for stackable chairs that can be stored easily off season and a durable table, like this Seasonal Trends outdoor steel table.

To beat the heat and add a dash of colour, try this 9ft Umbrella Market patio umbrella in red. If you need a little storage for patio cushions or to hide away kids’ toys, we carry deck boxes, like this Suncast 99 gallon one in Java.

Who's grilling?

The summeriest thing about summer is a BBQ party. You’ll be all decked out (sorry… you had to have known this pun was coming) with a Char-Broil Classic 30,000 BTU with 3-burner grill. Toss some burgers and steaks on the grill and you’ll have all the neighbours popping over to check out your beautiful new outdoor living space.

Lyons Timber Mart carries a variety of outdoor furniture and equipment, but we can also special order if there’s something unique you’re looking for to really complete your outdoor oasis.

Shopping List

Love this look? Bring in this shopping list to your nearest Timber Mart where our DIY Project Sales experts can help you Create This Look!