March-April 2009 Table of Contents

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Beyond Aluminum Flashing Beyond Aluminum Flashing

The new generation of wood preservatives is driving up the popularity of corrosion- resistant alternatives. Read more

Bird-Watching Blind DAY'S END Bird-Watching Blind

A deck builder copes with building in a nature preserve with no electricity Read more

DECK LEDGER Making a Web Site Work for You

A Web copywriter offers tips about keywords, links, and compelling content Read more

Blocking Under an Inlaid Pattern EYE FOR DESIGN Blocking Under an Inlaid Pattern

It's easy, and expensive, to underestimate how much blocking you are going to need Read more

Who's Buying Decks? EDITOR'S LETTER Who's Buying Decks?

Think about marketing to immigrants, landlords, and "green" consumers Read more

LETTERS Code for Porches

Also: PDB online forum users talk about essential tools Read more

Manage Your Finances With EXCEL Manage Your Finances With EXCEL

A simple feature lets you look at a whole year or a single job, or even at how much you’ve spent on fasteners. Read more

Miter-Saw Stands Miter-Saw Stands

To stand up to the demands of deck building, a work station needs to be strong, portable, and versatile. Read more

DECKING NEWS Remodeling Industry Woes

Also: competing chemical companies; moldy decks; more Read more

Gossen WeatherReady Passport PVC Decking PRODUCTS Gossen WeatherReady Passport PVC Decking

Also: Vermont Natural Coatings whey finish; Terratec rice-composite decking Read more

How Far Can Decking Extend Past a Joist? QUESTION & ANSWER How Far Can Decking Extend Past a Joist?

Allowable overhangs can range from none to as much as 4 inches, depending on the product Read more

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

Saw with riving knife; Kevlar work gloves Read more

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