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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

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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

Survey Finds Dealers Are Changing How They Stock Treated Wood
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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... Read more

NADRA's 2016 National Deck Competition
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NADRA's 2016 National Deck Competition

The deadline for entering the contest is at the end of the month Read more

OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
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OSHA Campaigns to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

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

11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
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11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

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

Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck
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Three Ways to Design a Sophisticated Deck

To upgrade a backyard deck, focus on railing, lighting and landscaping Read more

Landscaping That Can Take the Heat
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Landscaping That Can Take the Heat

Higher temperatures are prompting buildings to turn to landscaping that can resist... Read more

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