May-June 2010 Table of Contents

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Adding Curb Appeal and Function With a Deck Adding Curb Appeal and Function With a Deck

Balance what the customer wants with site and budget realities. Read more

Canyon Hangout DAY'S END Canyon Hangout

A deck projects from a steep hillside with the help of a monolithic footing and curved retaining wall Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Going to School on Lead Paint

Though RRP certification costs time and money, it's cheaper than the fine for noncompliance Read more

LETTERS Gap Between Aluminum Siding and Beam; Tongue-and-Groove Ipe

Space beams an inch from the house to allow drying; forum users have mixed opinions on usingT&G ipe in uncovered applications Read more

DECKING NEWS IRS Steps Up Enforcement of Subcontractor Laws

IRS enforces subcontractor laws; in-house recycling; helpful Web site; more Read more

Bamboo Decking; Copper Post Caps; Weathertight Decks; Column Wrap PRODUCTS Bamboo Decking; Copper Post Caps; Weathertight Decks; Column Wrap

BamDeck is eligible for LEED points; Copper Bella uses auto technology; Trex introduces RainEscape drainage; Fypon PVC dresses up posts for less Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Do I Need Lead-Paint Certification?

Do you need lead-paint certification? Read more

What to Watch For in a Deck Remodel STRUCTURE What to Watch For in a Deck Remodel

Make sure the framing is sound, and account for additional loads if you enlarge the original deck Read more

Carpenter-Friendly Clamp TOOL KIT Carpenter-Friendly Clamp

FatMax Xtreme clamp; Fubar III Read more

Hardwood Imports and Brazilian Forestry Practices TRADE TALK Hardwood Imports and Brazilian Forestry Practices

A lumber importer explains how the Brazilian government certifies lumber Read more

11 Ways to Use Clamps 11 Ways to Use Clamps

They hold, straighten, and align, and even the best one you can buy costs less than what you’d pay a helper for half a day. Read more

Market Your Deck Business Market Your Deck Business

Get noticed online and in the media. Read more

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