January-February 2011 Table of Contents

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Building and Installing Deck Stairs Building and Installing Deck Stairs

There are lots of viable methods that avoid the pitfalls that lead to uneven risers, tilted staircases, and downright collapses. Read more

Fire-Warmed Gazebo DAY'S END Fire-Warmed Gazebo

Photos tell the story of the construction of an outdoor living space with an impressive masonry fireplace Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Thanksgiving Year-Round

Building decks offers a lot to be grateful for Read more

Make the Internet Work for You DECK LEDGER Make the Internet Work for You

Develop a dynamic website to market your business Read more

LETTERS Software Manufacturers Respond to November 2010 Article

Chief Architect, Realtime Landscaping Architect, and SoftPlan point out a few errors in PDB's software review Read more

Deck Values Drop in 2010 DECKING NEWS Deck Values Drop in 2010

How decks stack up in the 2010-2011 Cost vs. Value Report Read more

Picture-Framing a Deck Picture-Framing a Deck

Borders not only provide panache, they also improve safety and profits. Read more

Different Decking - Nylon-composite decking; capped and grooved composite decking; LED lighting PRODUCTS Different Decking - Nylon-composite decking; capped and grooved composite decking; LED lighting

Nylon-composite decking; capped and grooved composite decking; LED lighting Read more

The 2009 IRC Ledger Bolting Table STRUCTURE The 2009 IRC Ledger Bolting Table

Following pre-engineered criteria based on loading assures a sound ledger connection Read more

The Foundation of a Successful Contractor The Foundation of a Successful Contractor

It takes more than a spreadsheet and the best miter joint in town to run a deck business. Read more

8 1/4-Inch Saw Speeds Up Production TOOL KIT 8 1/4-Inch Saw Speeds Up Production

8 1/4-inch wormdrive; hardwood plug system Read more

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