This combined parabolic drill bit and counter sink is the best tool to drill perfect holes for the Headcote screws. The counter sink stops at the perfect depth every time. Available in #8 or #7 and comes with 2 replacement bits. The replacement pack has 5 replacement bits.
These screws are sturdy hardened steel screws for a bargain price.
#8 x 2.5” size is perfect for .75” or 1” boards
#2 square drive does not strip out
599 Magni reddish brown coating to match boards and provide protective corrosion-resistant finish
Sturdy course thread with #17 drill tip installs easily (pre-drilling makes installation easier)
200 piece bags
We recommend against all hidden fasteners of ANY brand that are solid plastic. They break, screws drive through them and some of them squeak. There are other quality fasteners costing about the same as plastic fasteners that don’t have these problems. Durable decking needs durable fasteners to ensure the longest useful life.
Camo Hidden Deck Fasteners
The Camo Tool guides your drill bit and then your screw into the side of the board and into the joist. This provides much better holding power than using clips and since you can use coated steel screws, these fasteners cost much less than any other option. View our Camo System installation video or click here for more information on the Camo Tool and Fastners.
Ipe Clip Extreme
This clip is brown plastic coated stainless steel. Screw must be driven through clip and board at 45 degree angle because screw hole is slotted. Driving straight down will allow boards to move. Items included will provide hardware for 100 sf of decking using 16” centers.
190 Stainless steel torx head screws
12 ipe plugs
1/8” drill bit
Aluminum Deck Clips
Aluminum Deck Clips are preferred by some installers because pre-drilling is not necessary. These deck clips are durable and hold well but the boards may shift as they shrink because the screws are not driven down through the board. The screws are driven straight down through the clips between the boards. Using All Weather Sub Floor Adhesive solves this problem. The installation procedure for these aluminum deck clips is described below.
Run a bead of adhesive down the top of the joists where you are beginning your deck installation. Apply enough to accommodate your first couple boards.
Install your deck clips along the entire edge of the first board with a clip on each joist. The screw must be run down until the top of the screw is level with the clip. Do not tighten it down because this will tilt the free edge of the clip down thereby preventing you from slipping the 2nd board into place.
Once you’ve installed clips on every joist along the edge of the first board, slip the leading edge of the 2nd board into the clips snugly.
Visit the Documents Page for more detailed instllation intructions for aluminum deck clips.
Pro Plug System by Headcote
The tools and plugs offered in this system provide for a totally hidden fastener that can be installed from on top of the deck. It provides the same holding power of face-screwed boards and twice as much power as hidden clips. Plugging boards using this system can be done with about the same labor as installing hidden clip fasteners at about the same cost. Compared to standard plugging methods, these tools provide for easier drilling, no plug trimming needed, better glue control, and perfect fit plugs.
Pro Plug bit drills the perfect holes for the screw and the plug at the same time.
Uniquely designed glue tip puts the glue on the sides of the holes where it’s needed.
Plugs that fit perfectly in the holes without the need for trimming later.
These are not really hidden but are easy to hide. When installing a deck with hidden fasteners, you’re left with only a few options for steps, border boards and fascia boards.
You can install with plugs to match the decking (we supply plugs to match any species), the Deckmaster system below or using tiny headed screws like these GRK screws. GRK are available in steel with corrosion resistant coating or stainless steel, these #8 x 2” or 2 ½” screws can be driven into a pre-drilled hardwood board 1/8” below the surface.
Filling over this screw with a glue and sawdust mixture (wipe with wet rag to clean off excess) will hide the screw. This is a fast and easy hidden screw application.
Deckmaster Grabber Under Deck Installation System
The Deckmaster Grabber Under Deck Installation System comes complete with brackets and the exact screws you need. Powder coated to match hardwood decking. Boxes of 10 or 50 brackets 21 ½” long.
Fortress Rail Sections and connectors.
This is the easiest railing to install, makes the most solid railing and provides the best high end look of any other choices. It also COSTS LESS than the other high end options (which excludes pressure treated lumber). These are double dip galvanized, then powder coated and carry a 10 year warrantee. After mounting the posts, cut your rail section to fit (6’ and 8’ sections available), mount them with our attractive brackets and install a hardwood handrail across the top. They are very easy to install with our Fortress Railing installation guide.
Brazilian Lumber Products
Brazilian Wood Depot stocks dimensional lumber, 1×4, 2×2, 2×4, and 4×4 for railing designs. We also carry 2 options for top handrail. A 2×4 profile for installing between posts and a 5/4×6 for installing over posts.
Damaged quality lumber is no better than poor quality lumber. When shipping lumber to customers by van, we must crate shipments carefully to protect lumber from careless forklift operators. Shipping by flatbed does not require the same level of protection because the crate does not leave the trailer until it arrives at its destination.
Tongue and Groove Decking
T&G decking is recommended ONLY for covered porches. This decking can take blowing rain and will last a lifetime. We don’t like it without a roof because the tightness of the boards promotes puddles, which leave stains over time. READ “Decking Words of Wisdom” before installing your deck
Real Rain Screen Siding
Real Rain Screen Siding is available in Ipe’, garapa, massaranduba and other species. We mill siding to order and ship anywhere. Our signature Real Rain Screen H-Clip fastens the boards without the need for any screw heads showing, which provides beautiful siding that last a lifetime. Visit www.RealRainScreen.com for more information.
Messmer’s UV Plus for Hardwood Decks
Messmer’s Hardwood Deck Oil out performs all other deck finishes that we’ve tried. Wait five to ten days after installation and apply only one coat of deck finish. Apply 2nd application after finish begins to fade, which could be as soon as six to eight months on decks that have full sun in southern climates and as long as 12 months for decks with limited sun exposure. Follow-up applications will be needed at progressively longer time periods between applications. Don’t apply a new coat of finish before deck begins to fade. This will prevent over application, which could result in a sticky finish.
Messmer’s Wood & Deck Renewer and Brightener
This cleaner cleans off dirt, mildew, water spots and residue before finishing deck. This liquid mixes with water much more easily than powder cleaners. Not necessary to use this on new deck if it is clean. Be sure to LEAVE WET FOR 30 MINUTES before brushing off residue. Follow instructions on Messmer’s company website.
Rail End connectors
Rail end connectors are attached to the ends of 2x4s that are fixed to 4×4 posts. By screwing these to the 2×4 and to the 4×4, there will be much more holding power, no spit boards and a nice finished appearance.
End wax pplication ensures against end checking for the lifetime of the board. All boards are end waxed when purchased. When making crosscuts apply wax to the freshly cut end. This is not necessary to do when ripping or cutting with the grain. Avoid getting excess wax on the face (top) of the deck board because this will discolor the decking until it weathers away. The end wax wicks into the ends of the boards sealing water out to prevent cracking. You will be able to see the wax on the face of the deck boards after finishing the deck the first time but this will disappear after a few months of weather. You never need to re apply wax after the first time.
The Goal of Brazilian Wood Depot is to maintain a reliable supply of the highest quality hardwood decking, railings, siding lumber, fasteners, finishes and technical support to suppliers, contractors and home owners looking for the best products at the best prices. We certify our quality lumber with the RealWood™ tag and stand behind our best choice fasteners, finishes and accessories as being the highest quality products for the task at the best price.
*Hardwood finish application required for color maintenance but not to maintain durability.
Sam, I want to thank you for the care your crew showed while loading my order. Your attention to my questions as well as making sure I would not have any problems getting home with the decking is deeply appreciated. I have come to expect… More this from your company over the years. Yes, I am very pleased with all of my purchases over the past several years.
I manage a brand new apartment community in Gwinnett County and we have a HUGE sundeck behind the pool overlooking a lake. The deck was built with Tiger Wood from Brazilian Wood Depot and is BEAUTIFUL. I have reached out several times… More with care questions and Sam was quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I definitely recommend them for any of your specialty wood needs.
Drove from Dallas Texas to meet with Eric and Sam about Ipe in-person. Very knowledgeable team, great customer service 5 stars don't do these guys justice. The patience and understanding of what it takes for job/ matiral alternative… More methods. The problem solving on this team is impressive to say the least. Can't thank you guys enough. Skip the brokers guys call Brazilian wood depo.
Sincerely Johnny Luna
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We had a wonderful experience with BWD. We are adding a deck on the back of our house made of tigerwood and ipe. I had the displeasure of attempting to do business with one of BWD’s largest competitors. For at least 4 months I was strung… More along and mislead (if not outright lied to). I could write a novel about my frustrations with them. I finally gave up and luckily stumbled across BWD online. I emailed them and gave them a call and it was like a breath of fresh air. They were actually friendly and helpful....what a novel idea. My order was fairly complicated and they took the time to go over each and every piece with me. The cherry on the top was when I asked how soon I could get the wood....expecting weeks, if not months. From the time I made the call until it was delivered to my house was two weeks...and it was that long only because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The wood was carefully packed and delivered safely to my driveway exactly when they said they would. The quality of the wood is second to none and I can’t wait to see the finished deck. I can definitely recommended BWP and will not hesitate to use them for future projects!
My wife and I had been planning to add a deck to our home for the past eight years. Our modest country home is located on ten acres in West Central Georgia literally in site of Pine Mountain ridge. Since retiring in 2013, we began in… More earnest planning our deck. Our primary objective was a deck that would require minimum maintenance and be as durable as possible, and affordable. We had settled on the most popular composite decking, despite the extravagant cost of materials.
Our contractor voiced as an option using Brazilian hardwood decking and suggested a vendor website to allow us to begin our research. The vendor had several mill sites in the US with the closest being in North Carolina. They were very accommodating and sent us quotes and samples. My research on even the best composites made me even more skeptical as to their longterm durability. Material cost for the best composites was 25-50% higher than the Brazilian hardwood we eventually settled on using on our 600+ sq.ft. deck with pergola. We took advantage of the offer to drop in anytime to visit Brazilian Wood Depot in Duluth, GA, choosing this vendor over the initial one due to it being 90 miles away. A kind staff member put us in personal contact with Mr. Sam Hoover within five minutes. Sam was as knowledgeable, kind, patient and as accommodating with our many questions and requests as any warehouse vendor I have ever experienced. He showed us their warehouse organization, cut us samples for decking and railing, discussed delivery options and made us very much at home. He even removed samples stored on the roof to demonstrate fading potential since we initially favored grey decking. We were so impressed with our hour+ visit, we knew when we left that if the price was reasonable, the Depot would be our choice of vendors. Subsequent phone conversations on pricing and delivery with Sam’s father Eric made us even more confident in our vendor. Within two weeks, we had selected our species of hardwood, received very professional and well documented quotes and installation instructions, and had our materials on site to begin the project.
We cannot say enough positive as to the most professional and kind, accommodating service we received from everyone associated with the Brazilian Wood Depot. This was our contractors first experience with hardwood decking using hidden clips. They build new homes with decks using either treated pine or composite materials. Like many homeowners, they have become less enchanted with the environmentally challenging and high maintenance treated decking. Long-term durability issues and hot surface temps, not to mention escalating cost have made composites less attractive for the investment. Even with the installation learning curve, they joined us in praising the finished product... both the beauty, structural integrity and promise for long-term durability.
After three months of joyful use, we are pleased to say the experience of working with the Depot, the craftsmanship of our contractor and the finished results have ALL far exceeded our expectations. I am confident as well that this business will continue to thrive in the Atlanta area and grow in more rural settings like Harris County. Thanks to all and may your business continue to serve communities all over Georgia and the Southeast in all their hardwood needs.
Sam and Eric are extremely knowledgeable about all hardwood Brazilian wood decking and siding. The Ipe decking quality they showed is of the highest grade, and they are responsible Eco-friendly suppliers. Anyone who demands excellence and… More upscale decking, I recommend to Brazilian Wood Depot without hesitation. Excellent products, and responsive customer service.
I ordered a large quantity of Ipe wood from these guys and I was very pleased with it. I placed the order and it was ready when we got there to pick it up. They made special arrangements to meet us because we were unable to get there… More during normal business hours. I greatly appreciated their service.
We are repeat customers of Brazilian Wood Depot. They have supplied the ipe wood boards and the 2' square ipe deck tiles for a bridge and two rooftop terraces for our residential building. The beauty of the wood is unsurpassed. The… More owners have been exceptionally helpful with advice about installing and caring for their products. I recommend this company without hesitation.
I'm a paint Contractor, I have used Brazilian Wood Depot for years. Their knowledge of exotic Woods is second to none.
I highly recommend them for all your exotic Woods, and all the products that keeps them looking beautiful.
Tim Warren/ AllStar Custom painting and pressure Washing .
We are general contractors that have used Brazilian Hardwood Depot. We have enjoyed working with Eric and his teams products for a while now and are very happy with his customer service, selection and pricing. We look forward to using them… More again on our next project