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  • Nail Gun Safety

    Pneumatic nail guns are involved in 40,000 injuries a year that require emergency room treatment, and they are the most common cause of tool-related hospitalization among construction workers. But there is a way of reducing those numbers, according to a Duke University Medical Center professor.

     
  • Durarail Adds Cable Railing

    Authorized Durarail installers are now able to offer a cable railing option for their decks. The company says components snap together, resulting in a minimum of on-site work and few exposed fasteners. Posts and top rails are powder-coated aluminum, and the stainless steel cable comes in three...

     
  • Wood Treater Rebuilds After Fire

    Culpepper Wood Preservers is rebuilding a plant in Shelbyville, Ind., that was destroyed by fire earlier this summer. One of the largest producers of pressure-treated wood in the country, the company began work on a new plant less than a week after the fire, according to the Culpepper, Va., Star...

     
  • Azek Offers iPad App

    Azek Building Products has a free app that lets builders show their customers what outdoor living areas might look like with various deck, rail, and paver products. The free iPad app shows renderings in both 2-D and 3-D views, and includes access to videos and product photo galleries.

     
  • Deck Collapses in North Carolina

    Seven people were hurt when a deck collapsed last month in the western North Carolina community of Connestee Falls. The town's fire chief said the deck had pulled away from the side of the house, pitching people who had been standing on it to the ground. Injuries included broken bones and bruises.

     

Porches & Pergolas

  • New Porch Flooring Line

    Earlier this year, Eastman Chemical Co. announced it would no longer produce Perennial Wood, its brand of acetylated lumber, but Snavely Forest Products continued to promote and sell its inventory of the product while looking for a new source. Recently, Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest...

     
  • Good Roof, Bad Stairs

    A short riser in a photo in an article on roofs catches a reader's attention

     
  • Making Porch Floorboards Last

    During many years as a restoration contractor, I bet I’ve replaced over a mile of rotten porch floorboards. Today’s fast-growth lumber has very little natural resistance to rot, so it’s vital that you completely seal the boards before they’re installed.

     
  • Designing Porch Roofs

    Shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options

     
  • Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

    What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get sufficient slope for drainage in both directions?

     
  • Phifer Insect Screens

    Upgrade your customer's outdoor living space by keeping the pests out

     
 

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  • Nail Gun Safety

    Pneumatic nail guns are involved in 40,000 injuries a year that require emergency room treatment, and they are the most common cause of tool-related hospitalization among construction workers. But there is a way of reducing those numbers, according to a Duke University Medical Center professor.

     
  • Durarail Adds Cable Railing

    Authorized Durarail installers are now able to offer a cable railing option for their decks. The company says components snap together, resulting in a minimum of on-site work and few exposed fasteners. Posts and top rails are powder-coated aluminum, and the stainless steel cable comes in three...

     
  • Wood Treater Rebuilds After Fire

    Culpepper Wood Preservers is rebuilding a plant in Shelbyville, Ind., that was destroyed by fire earlier this summer. One of the largest producers of pressure-treated wood in the country, the company began work on a new plant less than a week after the fire, according to the Culpepper, Va., Star...

     
  • Azek Offers iPad App

    Azek Building Products has a free app that lets builders show their customers what outdoor living areas might look like with various deck, rail, and paver products. The free iPad app shows renderings in both 2-D and 3-D views, and includes access to videos and product photo galleries.

     
  • Deck Collapses in North Carolina

    Seven people were hurt when a deck collapsed last month in the western North Carolina community of Connestee Falls. The town's fire chief said the deck had pulled away from the side of the house, pitching people who had been standing on it to the ground. Injuries included broken bones and bruises.

     
  • Tamko Adds Four Railing Colors

    Tamko Building Product has added four new colors to its Marquee Railing System: cappuccino, dark walnut, burgundy wood, and grey. The company said the new colors would complement its EverGrain and EverGrain Envision composite decking lines.

     
  • Hanley Wood Offers Virtual Home Tour

    PDB publisher Hanley Wood has launched Home for Life 2014, a virtual home tour that offers remodeling suggestions for adapting a house to the needs of older residents. The online tour features before and after photos for projects involving kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and outdoor living areas.

     
  • Learn More About Treated Wood

    Arch Wood Protection has launched an educational program on treated wood. "Wolmanized Wood University" features videos and printed and online material showing how treated lumber is made, and how it should be used. It includes a number of segments on decks, targeted at professional deck builders.

     
  • Trex Selected for Big Mideast Project

    Trex composite decking has been selected for what it says will be the longest boardwalk in the United Arab Emirates. It's part of a project to convert an 8.7-mile beachfront in Dubai into a recreational area. Between May and June, Trex delivered more than 32,000 square yards of decking for the...

     
  • New Porch Flooring Line

    Earlier this year, Eastman Chemical Co. announced it would no longer produce Perennial Wood, its brand of acetylated lumber, but Snavely Forest Products continued to promote and sell its inventory of the product while looking for a new source. Recently, Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest...

     
 
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