January-February 2009 Table of Contents

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Commercial Decks Play by Different Rules: Occupancy, exit, and fire-protection considerations limit material choices and complicate the game Commercial Decks Play by Different Rules: Occupancy, exit, and fire-protection considerations limit material choices and complicate the game

Occupancy, exit, and fire-protection considerations limit material choices and complicate the game. Read more

Multilevel Lakeside Deck DAY'S END Multilevel Lakeside Deck

22 concrete piers and steel columns keep a 1,500-square-foot deck anchored firmly into the hillside Read more

DECK LEDGER What Makes a Deck Board Green?

What makes a deck board “green”? Read more

Designing a Pergola From the Ground Up Designing a Pergola From the Ground Up

A full-size template and a mini-excavator speed the job along. Read more

Teaching Moments EDITOR'S LETTER Teaching Moments

In the real world, sometimes carpenters don't wear safety glasses Read more

Lasers for Deck Builders Lasers for Deck Builders

They plumb, level, and square. If they bought coffee, they’d be perfect. Read more

Missing Safety Glasses LETTERS Missing Safety Glasses

A reader takes the magazine to task over the November 2008 cover photo Read more

Low-Maintenance Approach to Enclosing a Porch Low-Maintenance Approach to Enclosing a Porch

Custom-sized aluminum frames with interchangeable glass and screen panels lengthen your customer’s outdoor-living season. Read more

Resale Values of Decks Decline DECKING NEWS Resale Values of Decks Decline

Resale values of decks decline; calendar of events Read more

Night Lights PRODUCTS Night Lights

Post caps; PVC decking; patio louvers; waterproof decking Read more

Building a Safe Ramp QUESTION & ANSWER Building a Safe Ramp

Commercial code for safe ramps Read more

Heavy-Duty Clamping Horses TOOL KIT Heavy-Duty Clamping Horses

Rockwell JawHorse; Makita LS0714 miter saw Read more

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