November 2009 Table of Contents

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Before and After Decks DAY'S END Before and After Decks

A photo essay showing how a new deck can give a house a whole new look Read more

DECK LEDGER Keeping Up With New Products

Don't build with a product that you haven't researched first Read more

New Lateral-Attachment Provision Is Ill-Considered EDITOR'S LETTER New Lateral-Attachment Provision Is Ill-Considered

The detail shown in the code is not appropriate for all cases Read more

Are the Wood-Treatment Wars Over? DECKING NEWS Are the Wood-Treatment Wars Over?

Wood treaters in court; code book for deck builders Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Maximum Height for a 4x4 Post

Tributary load must be considered Read more

Quick and Sturdy Stair Attachment Quick and Sturdy Stair Attachment

Nailed-on steel straps make a bomb-proof connection. Read more

New Code for Resisting Lateral Loads STRUCTURE New Code for Resisting Lateral Loads

The history and implications of the new provision Read more

Compact Nailer Sinks Them Deep TOOL KIT Compact Nailer Sinks Them Deep

Paslode PF350S nailer; DareDevil spade bits Read more

Simpson Strong-Tie DeckTools Software PRODUCTS Simpson Strong-Tie DeckTools Software

Also: Aurora DeckLighting LED kit; Ipe Clip Fastener Co. Ipe Oil; Hanson Hardscapes self-cleaning pavers Read more

18-Volt Impact Drivers 18-Volt Impact Drivers

Lightweight and powerful with amazing runtimes, a new generation of lithium-ion– powered drivers make your job easier. Read more

What's New in Decking and Railing What's New in Decking and Railing

More eco-friendly choices, improved perfor­mance, and a broader palette of colors give deck builders new options. Read more

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