January-February 2012 Table of Contents

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Bidding and Building Large Projects Bidding and Building Large Projects

Anticipating what can go wrong keeps profit margins intact. Read more

Laminating Ipe Curves DAY'S END Laminating Ipe Curves

Use a two-part epoxy and set the clamps at a consistent pressure Read more

Codes and Design Freedom EDITOR'S LETTER Codes and Design Freedom

Have ever-expanding codes made decks safer? Read more

Handling Lateral Loads Handling Lateral Loads

You don't need to destroy interior floors to attach a deck to the house. Read more

DECK LEDGER Protect Your Business From Risk

A few simple steps will keep your assets safe Read more

LETTERS Code; Cable Rail; Safety Factors

Code's effect on creativity; tips for working with cable rail; applying safety factors Read more

LiteSteel Technologies Galvanized Steel Beams LiteSteel Technologies Galvanized Steel Beams

LiteSteel promotes strength, ease of use. Read more

Finding Better Treated Decking QUESTION & ANSWER Finding Better Treated Decking

Warping and cracking are less common in higher-quality treated lumber Read more

Synthetic Decking Roundup Synthetic Decking Roundup

WPC, capstock, cellular PVC - what does it all mean to the deck builder? Read more

Miter Saw Workstation READERS' TIPS Miter Saw Workstation

Build an inexpensive and sturdy saw stand out of a sheet of plywood Read more

Deck Values Down in Cost vs. Value Report DECKING NEWS Deck Values Down in Cost vs. Value Report

Nationally, the amount a deck adds to a home's value is down, but it ranges widely depending on local housing markets Read more

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