April 2014 Table of Contents

Featured
Editor's Letter Deck Design Trends for 2014

Andrew Wormer, editor of PDB, asks deck builders what will be popular with customers this year Read more

What's New From DeckExpo and IBS What's New From DeckExpo and IBS

Here’s a sampler of new decking products and tools from the 2013 DeckExpo in Chicago and the 2014 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Read more

2013 Product Review: Editor's Choice

The editor singles out four outstanding products from all those reviewed in PDB in 2013 Read more

2013 Product Review: Framing and Hardware 2013 Product Review: Framing and Hardware

Improving designs for hidden fasteners, face screws, flashing, and connectors make it possible to build safer, longer-lasting decks Read more

2013 Product Review: Decking 2013 Product Review: Decking

Capped composites make headway over basic, uncapped composites, while inexpensive, pressure-treated wood still owns most of the market Read more

2013 Product Review: Railings and Stairs 2013 Product Review: Railings and Stairs

Cable, metal, glass, and composite options for railings abound for us with all types of decking from pressure-treated wood to PVC Read more

2013 Product Review: Tools and Equipment 2013 Product Review: Tools and Equipment

The right tool saves time and makes the job easier Read more

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