July-August 2007 Table of Contents

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Tree-Level Deck Provides Views in a Florida Park DAY'S END Tree-Level Deck Provides Views in a Florida Park

Photo essay on a deck and tower in the forest canopy of Myakka River State Park Read more

DECK LEDGER Writing an Employee Handbook

Paralegal details the workings of employe manuals Read more

With Decks, How Safe Is Safe Enough? EDITOR'S LETTER With Decks, How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Editor's musings on how safe decks need to be. Read more

Decks in the Line of Fire Decks in the Line of Fire

Deciphering the code behind fire-resistant construction. Read more

Hidden Fasteners Hidden Fasteners

Prongs, tracks, biscuits, or clips, these attachments are here to stay. Read more

New Ledger Attachment Requirements Adopted New Ledger Attachment Requirements Adopted

Bolting schedule and lateral attachment brackets part of the 2007 IRC Supplement. Read more

LETTERS Safety of Cable Railing Defended

Industry sources argue that horizontal cable railing is safe Read more

Making It as a One-Man Band Making It as a One-Man Band

Indispensable tools and trade tips for going it alone. Read more

DECKING NEWS Siding Hides Warning Signs of Deck Collapse

Also: April 2007 housing market numbers down; Wolmanized L3 Outdoor Wood recognized as "green"; tax break; more Read more

Railing Dynamics Wind Uplift Base Kit for Porch Columns Ties Deck to Roof PRODUCTS Railing Dynamics Wind Uplift Base Kit for Porch Columns Ties Deck to Roof

Also: Defy water-based Hardwood Stain protects composites too; Boardwalk Signature HFS; RapidRailCX Read more

Lateral Anchors; Bouncy Deck; Stair Lighting QUESTION & ANSWER Lateral Anchors; Bouncy Deck; Stair Lighting

Need for lateral deck anchors; fixes for a bouncy deck; outdoor stair lighting requirements Read more

Rotproof Fences Rotproof Fences

Keep water moving and seal up the end grain for a long-lasting fence in a wet climate. Read more

Safety Glass in Windows Onto Decks STRUCTURE Safety Glass in Windows Onto Decks

Adding a deck may require existing window glazing be replaced with safety glass Read more

Deck-Bar Medley TOOL KIT Deck-Bar Medley

Deck bars; Porter Cable Tiger Claw; Nail Kicker Read more

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