November 2008 Table of Contents

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Are You Committed to Your Business? Editor's Letter Are You Committed to Your Business?

Editor discusses what it means to be committed to running a deck business Read more

Ledger Failure Causes Deck Collapse DECKING NEWS Ledger Failure Causes Deck Collapse

Also: deck design contest; Lacey Act requires certification that lumber imports are legally harvested; more Read more

Ipe’s Fire Rating; Locating Utilities QUESTION & ANSWER Ipe’s Fire Rating; Locating Utilities

The scoop on fire ratings for wood species; importance of locating underground utilities before digging deck footings Read more

Don't Block Emergency Egress with a Deck STRUCTURE Don't Block Emergency Egress with a Deck

Building decks to provide for emergency egress from basement bedrooms and other spaces Read more

DECK LEDGER Focus on the Little Things to Keep Customers Happy

An Idaho deck builder discusses the importance of politeness, promptness, listening to the customer, and pointing out great features Read more

Under-Deck Drainage Systems Under-Deck Drainage Systems

Double your clients’ outdoor living space by keeping the area below their deck dry. Read more

Easy Planter Boxes Easy Planter Boxes

Build a basic pressure-treated frame around a store-bought plastic liner and dress it up to match the deck. Read more

Tips From a Deck Remodeler Tips From a Deck Remodeler

Good customers and straightforward work make for easy scheduling and great cash flow. Read more

Adding Music to Your Decks Adding Music to Your Decks

Sound wiring is a great, hands-off upsell for deck builders. Read more

King-Size Miter Saw Is a Winnerby TOOL KIT King-Size Miter Saw Is a Winnerby

King-size Milwaukee miter saw; HangerPal; multipurpose titanium TiBar Read more

No-Flash Ledger Connection PRODUCTS No-Flash Ledger Connection

Ledger connection; Hideaway fasteners; juniper composite; PVC goop; pre-finished hardwood Read more

A Panoply of Pergolas DAY'S END A Panoply of Pergolas

Photo essay showing four distinctive pergolas Read more

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