Pergola and arbor construction can be a great addition to your deck business. Here are some expert tips to help you design and build elegant shade structures that will complement your clients' decks.
Quick installation and low maintenance are just two of the reasons to offer prefab deck rails to your clients
You can get great results with treated decking if you select, install, and maintain it properly
A full-size plywood template doubles as the base of a bending frame
WPC, capstock, cellular PVC - what does it all mean to the deck builder?
A seasoned deck builder shares his approach to making sturdy, comfortable, and handsome stairs
In addition to supporting deck loads, these critical joints must be designed to resist uplift, beam rotation, and lateral loads
The price is right, but is freeware actually useful to deck builders?
Nantucket Distributing has recalled clay outdoor fireplaces that were sold at Christmas Tree Shops between July and October 2013.
Whatever problems you’ve had with deck foundations and piers you’ve installed, there’s a good chance they pale in comparison to what the...
Have a question on some phase of building a deck?
Power-tool maker DeWalt says it’s now making more than 600 tools and accessories in the U.S.
Perennial Wood has announced the winners of its Pro Challenge contest, as determined by crowd-sourced voting.
MoistureShield composite decking got a plug on the venerable home improvement show This Old House.
In this issue: Why You Need a Track Saw — Better Wood Decks — What's New With Railings
As good as you might think you are with a circular saw, you'll make quicker and more accurate deck cuts with a track saw
Updated span tables for decking, joists, and beams clarify the requirements for cantilevering portions of a deck
There is a proposal in front of the ICC Code Committee to incorporate a great deal of deck-specific detailing in the 2015 IRC.
Full warranties would offer comfort to reluctant contractors and increase usage.
The taller your deck, the more it will have a tendency to sway.
Atlantis Rail Systems discusses the installation of its stainless steel cables with wood posts and steel posts.
Mobile hotspot functionality and plenty of filing storage make these vehicles perfect...
The stainless steel fasteners come with a lifetime warranty
Inserts made of galvanized pipe attach to the deck's framing
This elastomeric coating is designed to move with the wood to prevent peeling and...
The rugged, UV-resistant cloth can be attached to a building or post with a variety of...
This new polymer coating promises high corrosion resistance
Brackets from Sage Bracket Solutions elevate the patio roof for more headroom and...
Douglas fir glulams for exterior use
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