March 2014 Table of Contents

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Stihl 36-volt Cordless Chain Saw Stihl 36-volt Cordless Chain Saw

Cut landscaping timbers, posts, and beams faster and straighter with this quiet, battery-powered chain saw. Read more

Makita Cordless Chain Saw Models HCU02ZX2 HCU02C1 TOOL KIT Makita Cordless Chain Saw Models HCU02ZX2 HCU02C1

A unique platform allows for use of either one 36-volt battery or two 18-volt batteries Read more

Deck Skylights Deck Skylights

Structural glass panels can be installed in a deck to bring daylight to the area underneath it. Illuminating the skylight at night with an LED rope light adds a unique decorative accent to the deck and brightens the area underneath even when the skylight is covered with snow. Read more

Porch Stair Makeover Porch Stair Makeover

PVC skirtboards and risers can be prefabricated into an easy-to-install assembly that can be used to dress up drab PT stair stringers. Read more

Deck Maintenance Programs Deck Maintenance Programs

After installing a tropical hardwood deck, a savvy deckbuilder should make finishing and maintaining it a top priority. Read more

Using Evernote Premium in Your Business DECK LEDGER Using Evernote Premium in Your Business

Evernote can be used for almost any purpose that requires capturing, organizing, and retrieving information Read more

Fiberon Paramount and ProTect Advantage Decking PRODUCTS Fiberon Paramount and ProTect Advantage Decking

Fiberon has come out with new decking to replace its Outdoor Flooring and ProTect decking lines Read more

Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists Q&A Connecting Posts to Shallow Joists

It may be easier to connect the posts to the wall or roof structure than to shallow joists Read more

Editor’s Letter End of the Road for Perennial Wood?

After a promising beginning, Eastman Chemical decides to drop their Perennial Wood acetylated wood decking and porch flooring business Read more

Pivoting Screen Door Day’s End Pivoting Screen Door

Thanks to a little ingenuity, the door virtually disappears when it's closed Read more

Kleer Lumber KleerWrap PVC Post Wraps PRODUCTS Kleer Lumber KleerWrap PVC Post Wraps

White nonstructural wraps can be left as is or painted to match existing trim Read more

Q&A Composite Decking Maintenance

Regular cleaning and sealing will keep composite decking looking like new Read more

Klein Tools' Tradesman Pro Line of Tool Bags PRODUCTS Klein Tools' Tradesman Pro Line of Tool Bags

Backpacks, bags, and smaller cases are specially designed to protect electronics on the jobsite Read more

Letters Safety Glazing Near Hot Tubs Saves Lives

Code requires safety glazing for any glass within 60 inches of the water's edge Read more

Keeping Concrete Mix Dry Readers’ Tips Keeping Concrete Mix Dry

All it takes is a couple of scrap 4x4s and two contractor trash bags Read more

Letters Don't Mess With the FAA

Use of flying drones for photography is growing in popularity but can garner hefty fines Read more

Concrete Lumber PRODUCTS Concrete Lumber

Made from a cementitious composite, this lumber promises durability and strength Read more

Another Refinishing Option for Composite Decking Letters Another Refinishing Option for Composite Decking

Versacryl is a refinishing option for faded and deteriorating vinyl and WPC decking Read more

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