Hello all, Inteplast Building Products is excited to be attending the Ace Hardware Fall 2016 Convention at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago this week.
We’d love to help you impress your customers and help them create beautiful interior spaces with a 1-2-3 punch - form, function, and style! Our complete line of decorative moulding is available in a variety of classic and modern profiles. And because they’re pre-finished, they’re ready to install with no special tool requirements. Our products have the same workability of traditional wood products, but they’re more uniform, making them easier to place and install. And, they’re moisture resistant so you don’t have to worry about complaints about rot, mildew, or mold.
Ceiling, Floor, and Door Moulding
All of our moulding products go beyond softening transitions and hiding door jamb seams. They add depth and drama to every room in your house by framing picturesque views, creating drama to high ceilings, and adding interest to an otherwise square room.
Don’t forget about the walls! Our decorative chair rails and inside and outside corners can give your customers a variety of design and architectural options to dress up any wall.
Inteplast Building Products Multi-use moulding products create comfort, ambiance, and excitement, all with a welcome home feeling. Create old-world charm, soften and protect exposed wall corners, or create interest on your walls by using our batten or lattice.
If you’re in McCormick Place, stop by and see us at booth #732 at the 2016 Fall Ace Hardware Convention and see why Inteplast’s decorative, pre-finished moulding products are a great choice for your customer’s interior design needs. Our distinctive moulding can help you strengthen your presence in the interior lifestyles market with a wide range of profiles, all with easy workability and consistent uniformity.
Visit our website at www.InteplastBuild.com where you and your customers can find ideas in our Moulding Inspiration Gallery. Also remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for project ideas and tips and tricks to share with your customers.
Rebel with a Cause Part II: Jason Russell, aka, Dr. Decks, dishes on his new DIY Network Show, The Deck Doctor and Bending Deck Boards
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: So the last time we talked your new show, The Deck Doctor, on DIY Network just aired, where the audience was treated to some cool automation eye candy and artistic craftsmanship. Let’s talk about your background and how you got started in the biz.
Jason: I learned the deck business from my dad, as did my brother. Now I’m teaching it to my own son. After high school I started working with a management company repairing decayed and damaged decks. I’ve been working under my own Dr. Decks business for twenty-five years.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: You’re often referred to as an artist, specifically as a deck board bending artist. What was the incident or inspiration that changed you from a deck builder to an artist?
Jason: Deck board bending. Plain and simple. The ability to manipulate PVC deck boards into curved pieces and surfaces brought my decks from a box to works of art. I started experimenting with heat bending and heat sources a couple of decades ago. A friend in the business was messing around with heat-bending and I started working with him. It’s been a long learning experience and I’ve literally destroyed over $100,000 dollars’ worth of product over the years. In the beginning I was borrowing equipment from different companies and people, until one year my wife bought me own silicone heating blanket. Then it was on like Donkey Kong! Now, I use nothing but Heatcon’s silicone heating blankets to get my creative shapes and designs.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: What products do you like using for your decks?
Jason: PVC. PVC is my product of choice because I can modify and manipulate it into shapes that you can’t with traditional wood deck boards.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: Inteplast Building Products were the deck boards you used on your DIY Network show, The Deck Doctor. Was that by accident?
Jason: I like working with Inteplast’s products. I’ve been using their boards ever since I first saw them being used in projects in the Puget Sound area. I like their exotic colors and their natural-looking wood-grain textures.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: You make amazing curves and shapes for your homeowners’ decks, at the chagrin of some of the product manufacturers. Have you always been a rebel?
Jason: Absolutely! I’ve always done things against the grain. That’s the same approach I take with my decks. I’m trying to build something that’s amazing and not what everybody else is doing. I’ve voided many a manufacturer’s warranty in my career. But I know my decks are sound, quality living environments.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: In addition to curves and automation, do you have any other signature elements in your deck that if someone saw one of your decks they would immediately recognize it as a Dr. Decks?
Jason: Definitely. By our finish work. We cover all the ends of our boards; everything is clean and finished. I’m a minimalist at heart. I’m heavily influenced by Asian architecture. Yeah, we may have cool automated parts and unique design elements, but in the end I want my work to be a tranquil, calm extension of my customer’s living space.
A big congratulations to Jason and his team on their show, The Deck Doctor, which premiered on DIY Network channel on Tuesday, May 17th, if you missed it you will have another chance to watch the shows on Sunday, June 5th at 9:00 a.m. Check DIY Network for the specific schedule for your area. Want to see more of Jason’s amazing creations? Visit his fan site at www.therebelcarpenter.com and www.drdecks.com for more information on how Jason and his team can help you create your own one-of-a-kind outdoor living environment.
Thank you Jason for taking time out of your crazy busy schedule to talk with us.
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Rebel with a Cause Part I: Jason Russell, a.k.a, Dr. Decks from Tacoma, Washington dishes on his new DIY Network Show, The Deck Doctor and Bending Deck Boards
A deck artist since 1991, and a rebel all his life, Jason Russell stretches the limitations and allowances of deck boards to create amazing outdoor living environments in the Puget Sound area that go far beyond the boring square deck. Now, things are about to get really real. Jason and his talented crew are taking to the airwaves in DIY Network’s The Deck Doctor. Here, Jason splits some verbs with Design Next Door about his new show, deck automation, and bending the heck out of Inteplast Building Products decking material.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: How did your new show, The Deck Doctor, on DIY Network come about?
JASON: I came up with the concept about three years ago. I’ve spent so much time perfecting my craft, and building these really amazing things, and I thought, they should be seen by more people than the just the great homeowners I build them for. So, I approached a couple of production companies and one of them put me in touch with an agent, and that’s how it got started.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: What‘s the premise of the show?
JASON: It’s me and my great team building decks that far exceed the imaginations of the homeowners. Each episode is thirty minutes long and shows us doing what we do best - creating custom, out of the square box, with lots of curved boards and automation and robotics. We make things bend and move, essentially.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: You’re known as a deck board bending artist. In one of the first episodes we see you create a beautiful curved border for homeowners Brian and Sherrill. How do you do it?
JASON: I use PVC decking materials, which is very conducive to heat. I use Heatcon’s silicone heating blankets on the boards to create curves and arches. I especially like using Inteplast Building Products deck boards. I like their warm tropical colors and wood-grain options.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: Tell us about deck automation in these first episodes. In addition to heat bending deck boards, it’s another one of your signature things, right?
JASON: It is. There aren’t too many people doing it. In these first two episodes of The Deck Doctor you’ll see me and my team automate a deck chair, a hidden barbeque grill, a retractable diving platform, a disappearing picnic table and benches, a table-top fire feature, and tiki-torches.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: What were your inspirations when you were designing the outdoor living spaces for the homeowners on the show?
JASON: I listen to what their needs are. I also try to get an idea from their interior living spaces as well. For instance one of our homeowners, Sherrill works from home, but she loves sitting outside when the weather is nice. I made sure to include hidden outlets in the picnic table so she can keep her laptop powered. I try keep things functional, but I also like to push the boundaries every chance I get.
DESIGN NEXT DOOR: We’ll talk more about those boundaries in our next post!
The Deck Doctor premiered on the DIY Network channel on Tuesday, May 17th. Check into http://www.diynetwork.com/ for the schedule. Want to see more of Jason’s amazing creations visit his fan site at http://www.therebelcarpenter.com/ and http://www.drdecks.com/ for more information on how Jason and his team can help you create your own one-of-a-kind outdoor living environment. You can also follow Jason through his social media accounts; Instagram (drdecks), Facebook, and Twitter (@drdecks). He has been posting pictures of the beautiful decks he worked on during his show, take a look and follow him for more inspirational deck imagery!
Don’t forget to read next week when we’ll have part two of our conversation with Jason.
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