Kim Katwijk

Kim Katwijk

Kim Katwijk is an internationally known deck designer and builder with 45 years of construction experience ranging from heavy commercial building to log home construction.

However, his true love is designing and building decks—which he has done for the past twenty years. Kim is known for his articles in Professional Deck Builder Magazine as a contributing editor for the past 11 years. Kim and his wife, Linda have also published feature articles in The Journal of Light Construction and Fine Homebuilding. He teaches The Deck Clinic at Deck-Expo and JLC Live shows and has taught several “how to” classes in South Africa, Canada, and other national trade shows.

Kim established Deck Builders, Inc. in 1996. He lives in Olympia, Washington, has been happily married for 38 years, and is the father of 10.

Kim Katwijk's Posts

Decks in South Africa Decks in South Africa

Contributing editor Kim Katwijk traveled to South Africa last winter to see how decks are built there. He learned that the harsh climate and local resources dictate a slightly different approach to building decks. He also found time to do a little monkeying around ... Read more

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Finishes: Penetrating or Film-Forming? Finishes: Penetrating or Film-Forming?

How deeply do these finishes penetrate wood? Read more

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Tiling a Deck Tiling a Deck

Fiberglass grating is a sturdy, drainable substrate option for exterior stone and ceramic tile Read more

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Another Deck Failure

NADRA is sending the wrong message to homeowners when it warns the public about an alarming increase in deck failures Read more

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Successful Hot Tub Planning Successful Hot Tub Planning

When a hot tub is added to a deck project, make sure the tub is in a good location and that the framing is strong enough to support the extra weight. Read more

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