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These posts and rails are made of treated southern yellow pine, while the balusters are aluminum. Note the post-mounted built-in deck lighting, a great upgrade for dining after dark.

Custom Railings

While rail kits are popular, some deck builders prefer to distinguish their projects with custom site-built railing designs.

Drones for Deck Builders

In the next issue of PDB, we’ll take a closer look at how drones have become a favorite marketing tools for some deck builders.

Mountain Laurel Railings

Custom-made mountain laurel railings add an artistic twist to a deck design


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    Starborn now offers a Pro Plug System for PVC decking and trim. The tool is designed to drive fasteners to the correct depth without...

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    A new keyboard case for iPads from Zagg is designed to protect the electronic devices from jobsite hazards. The Rugged Folio Keyboard is...

  • What Do Framers Carry?

    No framer wants to carry around tools he doesn't need. So what's essential? In this Tools of the Trade feature, Tim Uhler takes us on a...

  • How Many Leads Are Enough?

    In one of his business chalkboard discussions, Hanley Wood editorial director Sal Alfano tackles an issue many builders grapple with-how to...

  • Gossen Launches Newsletter

    Gossen now publishes an online newsletter aimed at keeping contractors, dealers, and salespeople up to date on company products and...

  • Ideas for Patio Borders

    A number of techniques can be used to separate lawns and gardens and otherwise define outdoor spaces. Dan Gregory offers a few ideas in...


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In this issue: A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country — Waterproof Rooftop Decks — Rustic Railings


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    Drones are becoming favorite marketing tools for some deck builders. Here's a video from West Coast Decks in Seattle, Washington of a deck...

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    Tom McEvoy of the Concrete Lumber Company takes a break at the recent JLC Live show in Providence.

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    Professional Deck Builder editor Andy Wormer checks out the Hangman with inventor Kay Saucier at the 2014 JLC Live show in Providence, RI...


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