Chicken Thighs Being Grilled

Guide to Getting Ready for Your Fourth of July BBQ

A successful Fourth of July BBQ takes a fair amount of preparation. That’s why we’ve created a quick guide that runs down what needs to be planned out well ahead of time and when to start each task. We’ve thrown plenty of Fourth of July BBQs on our…more

Outdoor Pools

Landscaping Ideas for Around Your Pool

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time out by the pool this summer make sure that the landscaping adds to the enjoyment. Let’s take a look at what should be considered before beginning a landscaping project around the pool, plants that do well around water…more

Outdoor Kitchen Tips

Creating an Outdoor Kitchen That Can be Used Year Round in Austin

Outdoor kitchens are growing in popularity, but proper planning is key to ensuring that cooking outside in Austin can be done throughout the year, including the hot summers. In this post we’ll provide suggestions on which products to choose, design options and what can limit the use of…more

Plants that are safe for your pets

Landscaping Ideas That Keep Your Austin Pets in Mind

There are 7.2 million dogs in Texas, which is more than in any other state. Austin locals are big contributors to that number with nearly 200,000 canine companions. If you’re working on your landscape it’s only natural that your pets’ safety would be a top concern.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Outdoor Father’s Day Projects and Gifts

Long before the boom of the suburban era, dads were outdoors, building and fixing all sorts of things. This Father’s Day why not get him something that will support his outdoor and woodworking obsessions?

Plastic Wood Composite

Durable Deck Options

You may have come across terms like hardness and tensile strength while researching your deck options. These refer to the durability, which is an important factor for any deck regardless of size and features. Better durability often means it’s a better investment that will deliver a higher return…more

Composite Decking

How Eco-Friendly are Non-Wood Deck Options?

It’s time once again for us to celebrate this wonderful world that we live on during Environment Day. At Timbertown Austin, we go to great lengths to support sustainable harvesting and offer our customers eco-friendly deck building options whenever possible.

BBQ Grilling Traditions

The History of Barbecue-ing in America

With Memorial Day just passed, Fourth of July right around the corner and Labor Day not far behind the start of the summer season is the perfect time to take a closer look at how the most American cooking style came to be. We’re talking barbecue!