There are several ways to fasten a deck board.  The use of each product depends upon the client’s budget, the design of the deck and the aesthetic look desired.  Thompson Mahogany stocks the standard deck fasteners, including Stainless Steel Screws, EB-TY® Hidden Deck Fasteners, and Ipe Clip® Extreme™ Hidden Deck Fasteners.

Stainless Steel Screws

Thompson Mahogany stocks the following Simpson Strong-Tie stainless steel screws for face-screwing hardwood decking:

Trimhead Screw
Trimhead Screw Square Drive

1-5/8″ #7 305 Stainless Steel Screws

  • 350 pieces/box – covers 100 SF with joists 16″ o.c.
  • Square Drive
Trimhead Screw Square Drive

2-1/4″ #7 305 Stainless Steel Screws

  • 350 pieces/box – covers 100 SF with joists 16″ o.c.
  • Square Drive

See the Simpson Strong-Tie catalogue page for more Trimhead deck screw options.

3/8″ Plugs

Don’t forget the plugs!  If you are going to counter-sink and plug your screws, we also stock 3/8″ tapered cylinder plugs in all of our decking species.

Ipe Plugs

Ipe Plugs

  • 3/8″ diameter tapered cylinder
  • 5/16″ to 3/8″ long
Garapa Plugs

Garapa Plugs

  • 3/8″ diameter tapered cylinder
  • 5/16″ to 3/8″ long
MassarandubaPlugs

Massaranduba Plugs

  • 3/8″ diameter tapered cylinder
  • 5/16″ to 3/8″ long

Ipe Clip® Extreme™ Hidden Deck Fasteners

The Ipe Clip® Extreme™ is one of the most popular biscuit systems for installation of Ipe decking, Garapa decking and Massaranduba decking.  Ipe Clip® hidden deck fasteners offer these advantages:

  • Stainless steel insert increases holding power
  • Safer blemish free deck surface
  • Increased structural integrity
  • Enhanced natural beauty
  • Eliminates dangerous nail  or screw pops
  • Unparalleled holding strength
  • Easy installation, even on 3/4” &  thicker decking
  • Excellent performance in any climate
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • No expensive or extra tools required
  • No unsightly screw holes or stain  marks
  • Automatic gap spacing

Use this calculator to figure out how much you need.

Ipe Clip® Extreme™ hidden deck fasteners are made in the USA by the Ipe Clip Company and are available through Thompson Mahogany Company. Find out more information about Ipe Clip® Extreme™ on the manufacturer’s website.

We stock the following sizes in “Ipe Brown” and “Shadowline Black”:

Ipe Clip Extreme
Ipe Clip® ExtremeTM 3/32″ Hidden Deck FastenersTM

SHORT – 175 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 3/32″ spacing between deck boards.  The SHORT Ipe Clip® Extreme™ fastener is used with net 3/4″ thick Air-Dried decking material.

  • (175) IPE CLIP® EXTREME™ Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (190) Stainless Steel T10 – Star Drive Screws
  • (12) 3/8″ Tapered Ipe plugs
  • (1) 1/8″ High Speed Drill Bit
  • (1) Screw Gun Driver Bit
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

TALL – Also available for 1″ thick Air-Dried decking material

IpeClipExtremeKD
Ipe Clip® ExtremeKDTM 1/4″ Hidden Deck FastenersTM

SHORT – 175 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 1/4″ spacing between deck boards.  The SHORT Ipe Clip® ExtremeKD™ fastener is used with net 3/4″ thick Kiln-Dried decking material.

  • (175) IPE CLIP® EXTREME™ Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (190) Stainless Steel T10 – Star Drive Screws
  • (12) 3/8″ Tapered Ipe plugs
  • (1) 1/8″ High Speed Drill Bit
  • (1) Screw Gun Driver Bit
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

TALL – Also available for 1″ thick Air-Dried decking material

EB-TY® Hidden Deck Fasteners

Hidden deck fasteners create smooth and safe decks, making sure there are no nails, or screws or pop ups to mar the beauty or the comfort of the deck. The decking boards are held together by polypropylene biscuit fasteners whose design has been patented, producing a smooth surface that enhances the appearance of the building materials.

Invented by Eberle Builders in 1997, EB-TY hidden deck fasteners have changed the way decks are built. The deck fasteners are easy to install, maintenance free, compatible with any climate, virtually invisible from the top or bottom of the deck, and guaranteed to last 100 years.  This award-winning design comes in multiple sizes to accommodate any size decking materials (Use this calculator to determine your specific needs).

EB-TY hidden deck fasteners are made in the USA by Simpson Strong-Tie and are available through Thompson Mahogany Company.  We stock the following EB-TY sizes:

EB-TY EBE004
Original EB-TY® Hidden Deck FastenersTM

EBE004 – 180 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 3/32″ spacing between deck boards.  For use with net 1″ Air-Dried deck boards.

  • Height: 1/2″
  • Width: 1″
  • Length: 2-3/8″
  • Thickness: .140″
  • Keel thickness: 3/32″
EB-TY EBE007
Original EB-TY® “Mini” Hidden Deck FastenersTM

EBE007JR – 180 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 3/32″ spacing between deck boards.  The EB-TY® Mini Jr. fastener has a lower profile height than EB-TY®Original Hidden-Deck Fasteners and is for use with net 11/16″ and 3/4″ thick Air-Dried decking material.

  • Height: 13/32″
  • Width: 1″
  • Length: 2-3/8″
  • Thickness: .140″
  • Keel thickness: 3/32″
EBE005LC
EB-TY® L.C. Live CylinderTM 1/4″ Hidden Deck FastenersTM

EBE005LC – 180 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 1/4″ spacing between deck boards.  The EB-TY® L.C. fastener is used with net 1″ thick Kiln-Dried decking material and can absorb as much as 5/32″ expansion of the deck material.

  • Height: 1/2″
  • Width: 1″
  • Length: 2-3/8″
  • Thickness: .140″
  • Keel thickness: 1/4″
EB-TY EBE006
EB-TY® L.C. Jr. Live CylinderTM 1/4″ Hidden Deck FastenersTM

EBE006LC – 180 piece (100 SF 16″ o.c.)

Automatically provides 1/4″ spacing between deck boards.  The L.C. Jr. fastener has a lower profile height than the EB-TY® L.C. and is for use with net 11/16″ and 3/4″ thick Kiln-Dried decking material and can absorb as much as 5/32″ expansion of the deck material.

  • Height: 13/32″
  • Width: 1″
  • Length: 2-3/8″
  • Thickness: .140″
  • Keel thickness: 1/4″

BoWrench® Deck Tool

The BoWrench® Deck Tool is a must-have for installation if you want straight, consistently tight gaps.  The BoWrench Deck Tool offers these features:

Installing Ipe with BoWrench
  • Basic tool binds itself to any 2x (1-1/2″) joist.
  • Custom size grippers or adjustable grippers available from factory
  • Frees up hands and legs
  • Seconds to operate
  • Gripper swivels for angled decking
  • Interchangeable parts for pushing or pulling
  • Bends multiple boards
  • Closes gaps up to 2-1/4″ +
  • Left or right handed, simple to operate
  • Powerful mechanical advantage
  • All heavy coated steel construction
  • Bends 3/4″, 1x, 2×6, etc.