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Installing Retractable Screens Installing Retractable Screens

These motorized screens roll up and out of the way with the press of a button

Foolproof Guard Posts Foolproof Guard Posts

You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong...

Railing Manufacturers Want Your Business Railing Manufacturers Want Your Business

In a market dominated by site-built wood railings, makers of manufactured...

Installing a Composite Rail Kit Installing a Composite Rail Kit

Prefabricated components take the guesswork out of building good-looking railings...

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Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation

Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam Read more

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Survey Finds Dealers Are Changing How They Stock Treated Wood

Dealers are sharply reducing the amount of treated stock rated for above-ground...

OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

The agency urges employers to take simple steps to protect their employees from...

11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck...

Folding Sawhorses

DeWalt’s DWST11155 sawhorse is light and sturdy. The sawhorse folds up easily, and...

You Need These Skills

A survey among 100,000 homeowners finds there are three contractor skills that...

Mouth-Watering Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens can include a lot more than a basic charcoal grill. Providing you...

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DeWalt Cross-Line Green Laser
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Design & Construction

Front Porch Revival
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Front Porch Revival

An intricate Victorian porch gets more than just a new paint job Read more

Extend the Life of Your Support Posts
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Extend the Life of Your Support Posts

Protect the bottoms from water damage with this inexpensive trick. Read more

Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems
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Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems

With such a wide range of engineered wood products available, a prescriptive... Read more

Fast Joist-Hanger Installation
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Fast Joist-Hanger Installation

A simple site-built jig speeds things along and makes for a stronger build Read more

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How Neat Do Joist Hangers Need to Be

A framing crew left gaps between the seats on some hangers and the joist bottoms. Can they be shimmed or do they need to be reinstalled? Read more

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