May-June 2009 Table of Contents

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Build Strong and Stylish Porches: Designing the structure to complement a home’s architecture leads to add-on sales that will push up profits. Build Strong and Stylish Porches: Designing the structure to complement a home’s architecture leads to add-on sales that will push up profits.

Designing the structure to complement a home’s architecture leads to add-on sales that will push up profits. Read more

Three-Tiered Deck and Patio DAY'S END Three-Tiered Deck and Patio

The addition of a covered patio, screen porch, deck, and balcony add architectural interest to a rear façade Read more

Creating Upselling Opportunities DECK LEDGER Creating Upselling Opportunities

Selling upgrades comes down to informing clients about options they may not know exist Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Economy Shows Signs of Improving

It might not be spring everywhere, but it looks like conditions are getting better in New England Read more

Fighting Fastener Corrosion Fighting Fastener Corrosion

What’ll you have with that wood preservative: Hot-dip galvanized, polymer coated, or stainless steel? Read more

LETTERS Recycling Composite Decking

Also: a reader takes magazine to task over code Read more

DECKING NEWS Builders Donate Wheelchair Ramps

Also: hem-fir treated with MCQ; subcontractor law; more Read more

Pressure-Treated Parallams PRODUCTS Pressure-Treated Parallams

Pressure-treated Parallams; accent lighting; PVC column wraps Read more

Trouble With Dryer Vents QUESTION & ANSWER Trouble With Dryer Vents

Accommodating a dryer vent with a deck can be tricky Read more

Subcompact Loaders Do a Deck Builder's Dirty Work Subcompact Loaders Do a Deck Builder's Dirty Work

With as many as 50 different attachments, these little machines define versatility. Read more

Nicely Balanced 10-Inch Circular Saw TOOL KIT Nicely Balanced 10-Inch Circular Saw

10-inch and 6 1/2-inch circ saws; rust inhibitor Read more

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