September-October 2007 Table of Contents

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A Modern Sleeping Porch DAY'S END A Modern Sleeping Porch

Fold-out bed turns porch into an auxilliary bedroom Read more

Boost Profits by Selling Upgrades DECK LEDGER Boost Profits by Selling Upgrades

Deck builder shows how to make more money with the same number of jobs by selling upgraded features Read more

Designing Decks for Shade, Shelter, and Privacy EYE FOR DESIGN Designing Decks for Shade, Shelter, and Privacy

Consider the site conditions and you may sell some upgrades that end up pleasing your customers in ways they didn't expect Read more

First Professional Deck Builder Website Launches EDITOR'S LETTER First Professional Deck Builder Website Launches

Editor's note about the launch of Professional Deck Builder's website in 2007 Read more

Deck Finishes Deck Finishes

Be prepared for regular maintenance no matter what finish you choose. Read more

Labor Costs Labor Costs

Five steps to accurate and dependable estimates. Read more

Ledgers on Challenging Walls Ledgers on Challenging Walls

What to do when standard details don't work. Read more

LETTERS Sistered Joists; Post Attachment; Cable Railing

Sistered joists may foster rot; post attachment strength requirement; climbability of horizontal cable railings Read more

Making and Using a Water Level Making and Using a Water Level

Get $4,000 accuracy - for $25. Read more

DECKING NEWS Construction Industry Has High Rate of Drug and Alcohol Use, Study Shows

Drug- and alcohol-use study; Superfund cleanup of wood-treatment plant; 2007 events; more Read more

Oz-Post Post-Base System Quickly Creates a Floating Deck PRODUCTS Oz-Post Post-Base System Quickly Creates a Floating Deck

Also: Simpson Deck Spacers; Cal Flame grilling centers; Ultra-tec cable connectors; more Read more

Guardrails vs. Handrails QUESTION & ANSWER Guardrails vs. Handrails

Guardrails vs. handrails; rotting treated wood Read more

Tough Digger for Gnarly Ground TOOL KIT Tough Digger for Gnarly Ground

Hilti Combihammer; Super Pencil; Knaack ladder rack; Werner leveling ladders Read more

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