Deck Builder Bloggers

Andy Wormer

Andy Wormer is the editor of Pro Deck Builder magazine, and a former editor at JLC and...

Bobby Parks

Contributing editor Bobby Parks owns Peachtree Decks and Porches in Alpharetta...

Mac MacDonald

Mac MacDonald is a deck builder in Eugene, Oregon. MacDonald’s decks frequently...


Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis has been the owner of Creative Redwood Designs in Northern California for...



  • Decks in South Africa

    Contributing editor Kim Katwijk traveled to South Africa last winter to see how decks are built there. He learned that the harsh climate and local resources dictate a slightly different approach to building decks. He also found time to do a little monkeying around ...

  • 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 mahogany decking finish.

  • Zoning, Building Codes, and Red Tape

    A New Jersey builder wonders if deck building codes actually make decks safer, or only more expensive to build.

  • Have You Fallen From a Ladder?

    The American Ladder Institute offers free online ladder safety training.

  • Will the 2015 IRC Have Good Deck-Specific Details?

    There is a proposal in front of the ICC Code Committee to incorporate a great deal of deck-specific detailing in the 2015 IRC.