January-February 2010 Table of Contents

Customized Railing Combinations

Mix and match products from different manufacturers to meet your customers' needs. Read more

DAY'S END Rounded Redwood Railings

Mark Ellis, of Creative Redwood Designs in California, laminates redwood to make arched cap rails Read more

DECK LEDGER Improving Sales in a Bad Economy

Tips for becoming a better salesperson Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Thinking About Working

Mike Rowe celebrates the trades Read more

Big Beams? No Problem Big Beams? No Problem

We found this video of Minnesota carpenter and deck builder Brian Campbell making quick work of crosscutting 6x6 timbers using a Makita 16-inch circular saw. Read more

A Hardwood Decking Primer

Selective buying and a few tricks make hardwood affordable. Read more

Making an Old Porch Look New

To maximize your profits, plan for surprises and use the right tools and materials. Read more

DECKING NEWS Decks in 2009 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report; Changes to Lead-Paint Rules; More

Find out how much equity a deck adds to a home; EPA expands RRP; more Read more

PRODUCTS Thermally modified wood; LED lights; steel deck; collated screws; louvered roof

Thermally modified wood; LED lights; steel deck; collated screws; louvered roof Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Arguing With the Inspector

A step-by-step list of how to handle code disagreements Read more

STRUCTURE Framing Around Cantilevers

Because they can't take the load of a deck, you must build around them or within them Read more

TOOL KIT Adjustable Toolbelt; Ridgid One-Handed Recip Saw

Occidental Leather's FatLip has two separate adjustments for more flexibility in size; R3030 Fuego handy for demo work Read more

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