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An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail

The Samurai Carpenter screws pairs of beefy lag bolts into the bottom of his stair stringers to keep them up out of the water. Is this a good idea? More

Triple-Duty Deck
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Triple-Duty Deck

A rubberized coating embedded in fabric caps this rooftop deck More

Prefabricated Stair-Stringer Kits
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Common Deck Stair Defects Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your customers and avoid liability More

BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion
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BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion

Should we be switching to stainless steel? Recent New Zealand research suggests... More

Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled
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Lawsuit Over Fatal 14-Inch Deck Fall Settled

The estate of the 77-year-old victim accepts a settlement as a lawsuit filed after... More

Ontario Firm Wins Deck Design Competition
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Ontario Firm Wins Deck Design Competition

The awards are announced in Baltimore as part of NADRA's annual Deck Expo trade show More

Rust-Oleum Settles Suit Over Deck Paint
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Rust-Oleum Settles Suit Over Deck Paint

The company will pay $9.3 million to settle claims its Restore products were... More

OSHA Has New Safety Recommendations
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OSHA Has New Safety Recommendations

The federal agency has updated guidelines it first released 30 years ago to... More

Protect Blocking With Flashing
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