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Pavers for Rooftop Decks

Azek's composite pavers stand up to ground contact, but are light enough to use on a roof

Thermally Modified Decking

It's heat-treated to be rot-resistant and dimensionally stable, but how does it actually perform? Here are some reports from the field.

Foolproof Cable Railings

Stainless steel cable is a versatile infill choice for wood, aluminum, and steel rail systems, but make sure the posts and rails are properly designed and installed to support the extra tension loads

 
 
 

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The Magazine

June

In this issue: Cable Railings — Rooftop Decks — Heat-Treated Wood — Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

 

In this Issue

  • Building Outdoor Cabinets

    Use exterior-grade panel products and stainless-steel hardware to construct a kitchen with plenty of storage

  • Foolproof Cable Railings

    Stainless steel cable is a versatile infill choice for wood, aluminum, and steel rail systems, but make sure the posts and rails are...

  • Thermally Modified Decking

    It's heat-treated to be rot-resistant and dimensionally stable, but how does it actually perform? Here are some reports from the field.

 
 
 
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