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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.

Vinyl, Composite, and PVC Fencing

Improved quality and durability has fueled demand for fencing that’s not made of wood

Guardrail Post Kits

Manufactured surface-mounted post kits won't warp or twist like 4x4 wood posts, but proper blocking is still the key to a strong installation that meets code

 
 
 

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    An angry hawk takes down a DJI FC40 quadcopter flying over Cambridge, Massachusetts

     
  • 10 New Products You'll See at DeckExpo

    Deck lighting and thermally modified wood are among the trends we'll be spotting at the show.

     
  • Covers for Outdoor Sinks

    Danver offers covers for outdoor sinks in a variety of sizes to keep debris out and provide a little bit of extra counter room. Sizes range...

     
  • GRK Has New Deck Screw

    The Kameleon Composite Deck Screw from GRK Fasteners has features designed to reduce both driving resistance and splitting. Fasteners are...

     
  • Marine Construction Guide Available

    If your business includes construction of docks, piers, and other structures around fresh water or salt water, you might want to download...

     
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    Victoria Downing, a writer for Remodeling magazine and the author of several books on remodeling, offers online advice in her PowerTips...

     
 

The Magazine

September-October

In this issue: Guardrail Post Kits — Move Over, Wood Fencing — Favorite Railing Designs

 

In this Issue

  • Drones for Deck Builders

    Homeowners love to see aerial photos of their new deck, but check local laws before takeoff

  • 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.

  • Guardrail Post Kits

    Manufactured surface-mounted post kits won't warp or twist like 4x4 wood posts, but proper blocking is still the key to a strong...

 
 
 

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  • Drones for Deck Builders

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

     
  • Is it a Roof or Deck?

    Bill Leys, the owner of Central Coast Waterproofing and DeckExpert.com, explains some of the critical details that go into a durable...

     
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    Concrete Lumber

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

     
  • Product Review: Talyn Hangman

    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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