May-June 2011 Table of Contents

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Building a Stuccoed Outdoor Kitchen Building a Stuccoed Outdoor Kitchen

A steel-wire frame supports a masonry finish. Read more

Code-Compliant Guardrail Posts Code-Compliant Guardrail Posts

Use hardware for fast, solid, and cost-effective connections. Read more

Rough-Hewn Style DAY'S END Rough-Hewn Style

A drawknife and an adze helped to give this deck its frontier appeal Read more

JLC Live 2011 Recap DECK LEDGER JLC Live 2011 Recap

A deck builder reports on cool new products and networking opportunities at the residential construction tradeshow Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Why Not Use Post Connectors?

Hardware provides a bombproof attachment Read more

LETTERS Steel Joists; Building Seminars

Feedback on steel framing; reader wants to know about upcoming building seminars Read more

DECKING NEWS Outdoor Living Top 10

Outdoor living top 10; remodeling recovery may stall; 1099 law repealed; more Read more

Verifying the Load Capacity of Railing Posts QUESTION & ANSWER Verifying the Load Capacity of Railing Posts

Many factors come into play when the strength of the connection between a post and the deck frame is calculated Read more

Faster Footing Layout for Aboveground Pool Decks READERS' TIPS Faster Footing Layout for Aboveground Pool Decks

A simple jig made of 2x4s gives accurate results Read more

Unique 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw TOOL KIT Unique 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw

Bosch 12-inch miter saw; strap storage Read more

Updating Your Website Updating Your Website

Make sure prospective customers can find your business online. Read more

Wheat Decking; Capstock Screws; Tarps PRODUCTS Wheat Decking; Capstock Screws; Tarps

Composite decking made with wheat straw; Cap-Tor colored screws; repurposed billboard ads Read more

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