May-June 2007 Table of Contents

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Elevated Decks Provide Bird's-Eye Views DAY'S END Elevated Decks Provide Bird's-Eye Views

Photo essay of tall decks Read more

Sales Kit to Go DECK LEDGER Sales Kit to Go

Sales kit to go; applying the golden rule Read more

Warm a Chilly Deck With a Fireplace EYE FOR DESIGN Warm a Chilly Deck With a Fireplace

Design considerations when adding a fireplace to a deck Read more

Make Your Voice Heard by Joining an Association EDITOR'S LETTER Make Your Voice Heard by Joining an Association

Editor urges deck builders to speak up about code issues, join associations to amplify their voices Read more

Elevated Decks Elevated Decks

Engineering, slow work conditions, and safety issues add up to high bids for high decks. Read more

Low-Cost Deck Drainage: Landscape membrane and off-the-shelf gutters keep the space below new and existing decks dry Low-Cost Deck Drainage: Landscape membrane and off-the-shelf gutters keep the space below new and existing decks dry

Landscape membrane and off-the-shelf gutters keep the space below new and existing decks dry. Read more

Make Your Family's Business Thrive Make Your Family's Business Thrive

Growth, communication, and estate planning are key to long-term success. Read more

Pressure-Treated Wolmanized L3 Outdoor Wood Is Noncorrosive DECKING NEWS Pressure-Treated Wolmanized L3 Outdoor Wood Is Noncorrosive

Also: dig-safe telephone number; Kim Katwijk reviews Purple Cow by Seth Godin; free deck-connection guide; more Read more

EZ Stairs Makes Stair-Bulding Faster PRODUCTS EZ Stairs Makes Stair-Bulding Faster

Also: Maine Ornamental solar post caps; Gemini Coatings composite-deck repair kit; USP Gold Coat connectors; L.B Plastics vinyl Sheerline Screen Clad System; Yorkshield 106 PT flashing; more Read more

Railing Connections and 500-Pound Loads; Notching Posts; Lab Testing Rail Posts QUESTION & ANSWER Railing Connections and 500-Pound Loads; Notching Posts; Lab Testing Rail Posts

Why the code requires railings to withstand 500-pound sideloads; weakening effect of notching posts; lab testing rail posts Read more

Rod Railings Rod Railings

With steel rods and stock rails, you can build a safe and profitable balustrade. Read more

Bending Composite Decking With Heatcon Heat Forming Kit TOOL KIT Bending Composite Decking With Heatcon Heat Forming Kit

Also: Arcus radius-cutting circular saw blade; Hitachi WH18DL and Makita BTD140 cordless impact drivers; Joist Jaw joist holder; more Read more

TRADE TALK A Building Inspector's Perspective on Decks

Building inspector discusses his approach to code enforcement Read more

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