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Efficient Deck Demolition

It isn't glamorous work, but your crew can do it quickly and profitably with a little planning and the right tools

Screen Options for Porches

You can install prefabricated panels or buy the components and assemble the screens on site

Installing an Outdoor Sound System

12-volt marine-grade audio equipment is a perfect match for a deck


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  • Guía de la Construcción Española Disponible

    A Spanish-language version of the AWC's popular Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide, or DCA 6, is now available. The free...

  • A Tale of Woe in New Jersey

    Customer relations are important. A New Jersey family signed a $25,850 contract for a deck replacement last August, but the contractor...

  • MoistureShield Has Online Store

    MoistureShield is venturing into e-commerce with a new online store selling deck lighting kits. Bullet and strip lights are sold in kits...

  • Second Deck Collapses in North Carolina Resort

    A deck on a seaside home in North Carolina collapsed, causing minor injuries among the nine people who were standing on it at the time. The...

  • A Deck That Doubles as a Pool

    For about $1 million, an Israeli engineering company will be happy to install a pool in your backyard that can turn itself into a wood deck...

  • Updated Deck Guide Now Available

    The latest edition of the American Wood Council's Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide - commonly referred to as DCA 6 -...


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In this issue: Efficient Deck Demolition — Upgrade With Screens — Outdoor Audio


In this Issue



  • Be the Pro

    Pros and DIYers are welcome on this industry-sponsored online forum, where frequent participants can earn points towards tools

  • Mixing Oil and Water

    Cabot's new water-based ATO stain doesn't look like much in the can, but it outperforms previous oil-based versions of this popular...


New Videos

  • A Cheap Home-Made Pile Driver

    Given the low cost of labor and the high cost of machinery in developing countries it’s hard to believe these are the only guys who drive...

  • Stair-Building, Japanese Style

    Anyone who's knocked together a set of stairs for a deck from pressure-treated pine will appreciate the extraordinary care and...

  • Deck Design: Pavilion Deck

    In this video, Fine Decks, Inc. President, Clemens Jellema shows off one of his recently completed pavilion style decks. This footage was...

  • Deck Design: Radius Style

    Want to take a tour of a radius style deck? Check out this video featuring Fine Decks, Inc. President, Clemens Jellema showing some of the...

  • Stairbuilding Tips You Missed at the Deck Expo

    PDB contributing editor Kim Katwijk’s live deck building clinic was a popular feature at the most recent Deck Expo. In this video clip, he...


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