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Designing Outdoor Kitchens Designing Outdoor Kitchens

The grill is the main ingredient, but there’s a lot more to a successful recipe

Common Deck Stair Defects Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your...

Building Urban Rooftop Decks Building Urban Rooftop Decks

A modular system installs quickly without disturbing the roof

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An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail

The Samurai Carpenter screws pairs of beefy lag bolts into the bottom of his stair...

$1.65 Million Settlement Reached in 2013 Santa Barbara Deck Collapse

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BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion
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BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion

Should we be switching to stainless steel? Recent New Zealand research suggests... Read more

Forming an Elliptical Deck
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Front Porch Revival
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