Focus on good design and clever construction Mac MacDonald of Eugene, Ore., has been building for six years, two as a framer, four as a custom deck builder. His approach to designing a railing? "Hide all fasteners if possible, build it strong enough to resist inebriated partygoers horsing around, incorporate elements of the deck and the house — and keep within the client's budget!" Here are some samples of his work. — Laurie Elden