November-December 2007 Table of Contents

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Add Character With Curves Add Character With Curves

Smart framing and a few tricks can round out your business plan. Read more

Are You a Tradesperson or a Businessperson? Are You a Tradesperson or a Businessperson?

Avoid common contractor money mistakes, with these tips. Read more

Tree House Moves With the Wind DAY'S END Tree House Moves With the Wind

Photo essay about a high-end tree house Read more

DECK LEDGER Breakdown of Show Expenses

Getting signed contracts at home shows Read more

The Pros and Cons of Specialization EDITOR'S LETTER The Pros and Cons of Specialization

Opinion piece on the advantages and disadvantages of specialization Read more

Framing a Pergola Framing a Pergola

Keep it simple with a basic design, but make it elegant by using classic proportions. Read more

DECKING NEWS Xtendex Rice-Hull Composite-Decking Plant Closes

Also: Southern Pine Council offers brochure about wood treatments; 2007 & 2008 events; more Read more

New in Cellular PVC PRODUCTS New in Cellular PVC

Cellular PVC decking; Composi-Lok screws; Tigerwood; Substiwood posts; grids for bricks Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Shrinking Joists; ICC-ES Reports

Working with unstable southern pine joists; discussion of ICC-ES and other reports used to obtain code approval for products Read more

What's Different About Commercial Decks STRUCTURE What's Different About Commercial Decks

Commercial deck codes might surprise residential deck builders Read more

Synthetic Decking Synthetic Decking

Wood substitutes cost more but promise less maintenance. Read more

Smooth Operator TOOL KIT Smooth Operator

Chalk-Rite; Smart-Bit; Pivot Square; Hitachi C7BMR circ saw Read more

TRADE TALK How One Oregon Deck Builder Operates

Randy Varga talks about running his business Read more

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