July-August 2009 Table of Contents

Floating a Pergola In Place DAY'S END Floating a Pergola In Place

After laminating up a 60-foot curved beam on site, the crew uses a crane to lift the structure while columns are installed underneath Read more

DECK LEDGER Position Your Business for Better Times

When the economy improves, you'll want to be in a position to take advantage of it Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER What Will You Be Remembered For?

When you run into your clients in 12 years, hopefully you'll be able to do so with dignity Read more

Complex Pergola Details PDB WEB EXCLUSIVE Complex Pergola Details

Careful planning and steel reinforcement help create the illusion that two separate structures are a single 78-foot-long pergola. Read more

Fireplaces in Porches Fireplaces in Porches

Installing a prefab firebox can extend your clients' outdoor-living season without breaking their budget. Read more

LETTERS Disintegrating Footings

Also: post attachment; tree roots Read more

Lead-Paint Certification Deadline Approaches DECKING NEWS Lead-Paint Certification Deadline Approaches

Lead-paint law; decking forecast; more Read more

PRODUCTS: Versatile Deck Connector PRODUCTS PRODUCTS: Versatile Deck Connector

Deck connector; vinyl railing; more Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER What Causes Wood to Rot?

Depriving fungus of what it needs to live will help wood products last a lifetime Read more

Solo-Building a High-Rise Deck Solo-Building a High-Rise Deck

Working alone 23 feet off the ground takes planning, strength, and a crane. Read more

Hidden-Fastener Tool TOOL KIT Hidden-Fastener Tool

Tiger Claw hidden-fastener gun; Bosch cordless rotary hammer Read more

Lighting a Deck Lighting a Deck

Even a basic system adds value for homeowners, profits for builders. Read more

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