Gosselink Fine Carpentry Uses the CAMO® Edge Fastening System Exclusively for Specialty Decks

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The CAMO® Edge Fastening System makes it possible for beautiful and highly functional decks for Gosselink Fine Carpentry customers across Northern NJ. He says achieving the polished look is crucial and the CAMO system is the key to a seamless finish.

Gosselink enhances a garden deck with CAMO's fastener-free look.

Customers want a polished look and don't want to see fasteners on their deck surface; edge fastening helps achieve that aesthetic- Brad Gosselink, owner of Gosselink Fine Carpentry.

Brad Gosselink, owner of Gosselink Fine Carpentry, achieves a fastener-free surface and speeds deck installations with the CAMO® Edge Fastening System on his highly-crafted deck projects throughout Northern New Jersey. The company’s core business has been renovations and deck construction; however, they’re changing the focus this season to porches and specialty decks. As a finish carpenter, Gosselink sees the CAMO Edge Fastening system as critical to making his projects as beautiful and functional as possible.

Based in Roseland, N.J., his firm uses the CAMO Edge Pro on cedar and pressure-treated woods to produce an attractive, secure, fastener-free surface solution that replicates indoor flooring. “Customers want a polished look and don't want to see fasteners on their deck surface; edge fastening helps achieve that aesthetic,” he said. “This is a great way to create a seamless transition from interior to outdoor spaces.” The unique Edge Pro allows the installer to stand and move along the board when installing the CAMO system’s propriety screws, which are the key to edge fastening’s holding power and ease of use.

“I go the extra mile so every deck is beautiful and functional, whether it’s wrapping pressure-treat fascia with mahogany, or handcrafting a custom rail system. The fastener-free look is a must,” says Gosselink.

Most of Gosselink’s deck projects are in and around Montclair and Upper Montclair, exclusive areas of New Jersey, which are suburbs of New York City. Each deck takes roughly a month to complete due to size, custom specifications or both. While he completed five decks in 2017, he anticipates building up to 12 decks and porches this year. He says the CAMO Edge Fastening system will be used on every one.

“I won’t use anything else. A top-screw just ruins the look of a deck,” says Gosselink, adding, “It’s also less functional. That top screw is the direct channel of penetration for water that can eventually rot the deck right down to the joist. With edge-fastening, it’s more difficult for water to get in.”

Gosselink uses the CAMO Edge Pro to assure efficient decking installation with a smooth finish. The automatic spacing makes for a very uniform surface, fast and easy with no pre-drilling. He also likes the speed of the system, and the fact that he doesn’t have to bend over to use it.

In addition to the EdgePro, which is a collated tool attached to a drill, CAMO offers several hand-held guides including the Marksman Pro, Marksman Pro®-X1, MarksmanPro-NB and the no-gap guide, Marksman Edge™ They work ith virtually any decking material—composite, PVC, and most soft and hard wood species with variations to accommodate nominal 6-inch boards as well as narrow boards, and offer a variety of spacing choices, including a no-gap option for treated wood decks that can also be used with secondary spacers when wider gaps are desired.

CAMO offers an extended warranty to cover deck boards in addition to the screws, for added assurance and confidence in installing CAMO with any decking type—wood, composite or pvc.

“The CAMO system is how I can stay competitive financially and still give clients a hidden fastener system,” says Gosselink. “Little things like that help sell me over the other guys every time.”

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About CAMO Edge Fastening
CAMO Edge Fastening™ from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO® offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” CAMO® Fasteners on Facebook.

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