July-August 2008 Table of Contents

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Contractor Reward Programs

Manufacturers entice builders with cooperative advertising, tools, and even tickets to the races. Read more

Awesome Site-Built Railings DAY'S END Awesome Site-Built Railings

Photo essay of Mac MacDonald's custom railings Read more

DECK LEDGER You're a Business Owner - Act Like One

You’re a business owner ... act like one Read more

Patterned Decking Showcase EYE FOR DESIGN Patterned Decking Showcase

Photo essay showing multiple decking patterns Read more

DECKING NEWS Code Rejects "Climbability" Restrictions

Also: Washington protects workers from heat illness; DeWalt DW744X recalled; more Read more

Copper shade panels; end-cut treatment; dock boards; porch planks PRODUCTS Copper shade panels; end-cut treatment; dock boards; porch planks

Copper shade panels; end-cut treatment; dock boards; porch planks Read more

Shapely Piers Shapely Piers

An easily built reusable form makes footings less obtrusive. Read more

Time-Saving Guardrails Time-Saving Guardrails

This belt-and-suspenders approach yields sturdy, good-looking results. Read more

Designing to Sell Decks TOOL KIT Designing to Sell Decks

DeckTools 1.2 software; work gloves; scaffold brackets Read more

TRADE TALK Changing the Code

Changing the code Read more

Building a Stationary Dock Building a Stationary Dock

Use big PVC pipe to keep water out of the footer holes, opt for cordless tools, and remember to empty your pockets. Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER

Foundation vents; waterproofing under a porch Read more

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