November 2012 Table of Contents

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Designing Shade Structures for a Deck Designing Shade Structures for a Deck

Georgia deck builder describes ways to shade a sunny deck Read more

Mix and Match Components to Create Custom Railings Mix and Match Components to Create Custom Railings

Advice on blending components from different manufacturers to match deck railings to the client's needs Read more

A Deck Builder's Guide to Placing Concrete Slabs A Deck Builder's Guide to Placing Concrete Slabs

Advice on forming, estimating, placing, and finishing concrete Read more

Upsizing the Ledger Eases Deck Flashing Reader's Tips Upsizing the Ledger Eases Deck Flashing

Using a ledger one size larger than the joists allows for effective water management Read more

Q&A 2012 Pool and Spa Code Affects Deck Builders

The Pool and Spa Code will require decks to be sloped and drained, and deck boards to be spaced Read more

Duradek Ultra Tiledek Duradek Ultra Tiledek

Exterior tile underlayment and waterproofing membrane Read more

Eco Hybrid Stain PRODUCTS Eco Hybrid Stain

Low-VOC water-based exterior stain from Eco Chemical Read more

Perennial Wood Porch Flooring Perennial Wood Porch Flooring

Acetylated tongue-and-groove southern-pine boards come in three profiles Read more

Letters Deck Collapses

Readers write about problems caused by nonprofessionals building decks, strict codes, and negative marketing Read more

Letter Freestanding Decks Avoid Ledger Problems

Drop the beams to get a step down to the deck Read more

Common Deck Building Mistakes From the Past Common Deck Building Mistakes From the Past

Editor relates his talk from the Principia Decking and Railing Conference wherein he described common poor deck-building practices of the past Read more

Lumber Salesman Helps Deck Builders With Social Media Deck Ledger Lumber Salesman Helps Deck Builders With Social Media

By blogging about deck builders, the Building Supply Guy builds both their business and his. Read more

Solar Timber-Frame Pergola Day's End Solar Timber-Frame Pergola

Photovoltaic panels do double-duty as they provide both shade and energy Read more

Bostitch LPF33PT Framing Nailer Tool Kit Bostitch LPF33PT Framing Nailer

Light and compact nailer uses paper-tape nails Read more

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