January-February 2008 Table of Contents

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Common Code Violations Common Code Violations

Some are more obvious than others, but all are dangerous and can easily be avoided. Read more

Porch Turns a Ranch into a Bungalow DAY'S END Porch Turns a Ranch into a Bungalow

Before and after photo essay on ranch home to bungalow conversion Read more

Pressure-Treated Decks Get High Marks for Resale Value DECKING NEWS Pressure-Treated Decks Get High Marks for Resale Value

Cost vs. Value Report 2007; free guide to deck codes; calendar of events Read more

Letting in Light Below the Deck EYE FOR DESIGN Letting in Light Below the Deck

Architect advises on ways to keep elevated decks from blocking light to spaces below Read more

How Society Views Deck Builders Editor's Letter How Society Views Deck Builders

Editor discusses societal views of blue collar work Read more

Efficient Deck Framing Efficient Deck Framing

Detailed plans and thoughtful layout speed construction and improve quality. Read more

Employee Health Care

Sift through the options to find the coverage you need at a price you can afford. Read more

Why Attend DeckExpo? DECK LEDGER Why Attend DeckExpo?

Deck builder extols the value of attending Deck Expo Read more

Paving a Deck With Stone Paving a Deck With Stone

Engineered framing, rubber roofing, and an inch of sand form the foundation for a high-class and low-maintenance surface. Read more

PVC Fiberon Sanctuary Has Resin Finish PRODUCTS PVC Fiberon Sanctuary Has Resin Finish

Also: De-Kor lighting kit; Headcote screws; StoneDeck; Simpson E-Z Spikes; Ag-Co Footing Pad Read more

Code-Required Security Barriers for Hot Tubs QUESTION & ANSWER Code-Required Security Barriers for Hot Tubs

Building inspector discusses fences and security barriers for hot tubs Read more

Tips for Installing Aluminum Balusters Tips for Installing Aluminum Balusters

A couple of simple jigs quickly line up the parts and pieces for a stylish railing system. Read more

Safer Job-Site Table Saw TOOL KIT Safer Job-Site Table Saw

Bosch table saw; batter boards; long underwear; sawhorses; cord holder Read more

TRADE TALK Starting a Deck Business

Experienced manager starts his own deck business Read more

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