the surrounding wood to form a substance-to-substance bond. The process allows hardly any water absorption, so there’s no expan- sion, they’re resistant to fungal infestation, leave no streaking or bleeding on the wood, and the wooden nails are more environmentally friendly than metal fasteners. They also eliminate thermal bridges for better insulation values. Suitable applications include interior timber cladding, timber façades, wooden fences, wooden furniture, sauna building, boat building and more. Visit www.beck-lignoloc.com.
SCREW PLUG SOLUTION Simpson Strong-Tie has intro- duced the Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution, a complete hidden deck-fastening system comprised of the Simpson Strong-Tie premi- um DCU Composite screw, the DCU screw plug and an Auto-Set Driver bit (each sold separately). Ideal for decking and trim appli- cations using composite or PVC lumber, the DCU screw plug solu- tion offers a simple way to cover exposed fastener heads that’s as easy as drive it, plug it, and tap it flush. With the deck plug solution, screw heads are invisible, creating a smooth, professional finish. Made from major composite and PVC board manufacturers’ materials in a variety of colors and finishes to match deck and trim boards, DCU screw