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SCRANTON, PA—Imagine having a 4 X 8 ft. logo of your favorite sports team on your deck that rises into a picnic table at the touch of a button! That’s just one of many high tech features created by Tacoma, WA based, deck building visionary Jason Russell, president and owner of Dr. Decks. Russell’s tribute to the Seattle Seahawks debuted at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show in early February. Using AZEK Deck, a low-maintenance cellular PVC product, Russell created the fantasy deck to celebrate his team and send good vibes during the big game to the 2014 Champions.
The elaborate, tricked-out 300 sq. ft. deck was right in line with the home & garden show’s artistry theme. As Russell describes it, “It’s a work of art with a series of hidden features, including “phantom” furniture that rises out of nowhere.” The focal point of the deck is the large Seahawks logo, which rises up electronically to become a picnic table, as the eyes of the hawk’s head light up in an eerie green glow. A section of AZEK boards also rise up as a guardrail and another section serves as a lounge chair.
Russell said he enjoys building dream decks for his customers and presenting features, like built-in bench sound systems, that surprise and delight them.® “Not everyone can have this particular deck, but my goal is to get their imaginations going on ways to enhance their outdoor experiences,” he said. “After a long winter, a beautiful deck is their ticket to grabbing every possible second of outdoor enjoyment.” And, according to Russell, the key to his artistically crafted decks is to use the best, most durable materials.
Russell finds AZEK Deck, available in many colors and textures that resemble wood, easy to fabricate into these features, particularly the logo which required intricate routs and cuts.®“I love AZEK Deck as it gives me the best workability of any decking on the market,” he said.®“It’s the art, not the standard box, which keeps pushing me to innovate my industry.”® To complete the low maintenance package, Russell uses TimberTech railings on most of his deck creations.
AZEK Building Products manufactures home building materials under two divisions: TimberTech® and AZEK Exteriors®. TimberTech offers a premium portfolio of capped polymer and capped composite decking – as well as railing, porch, lighting and paver products – while AZEK Exteriors manufactures distinctly unique trim and moulding. Together the brands present homeowners, builders, architects, dealers and contractors with a comprehensive suite of first-rate products that are long lasting, sustainable alternatives to wood. AZEK is headquartered in Chicago, IL (with plants in OH and PA) and also owns Minneapolis-based Ultralox railing systems.