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Decks & Porches

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    Sprucing Up a Porch Floor

    A small porch replacement job calls for cantilevered framing and curved decking

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    PVC Post Covers

    These PVC wraps make it easy to trim out wood or steel columns.

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    Wolf PVC Deckboards

    Wolf has added two tropical-hardwood colors to its PVC Deckboard collection.


    Restoring a Circular Porch (Subscriber content)

    Rot-resistant materials and better details extend the life of this unique coastal porch.

  • Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

    Framing and flooring an L-shaped porch to allow proper drainage.

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    Durable Decking

    Eastman Chemical Co. says its Perennial Wood is impervious to moisture and rot.

  • Building and Repairing Decks: What Pros Think About

    A rash of catastrophic collapses around the nation is driving new deck design and code standards. Builders who keep up and know how to fix what's wrong with America's aging decks will prosper.

  • Piers for a Lakeside Deck

    Q: What's a good way to set deck piers in shallow water?

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    Replacing Hardwood Decking (Subscriber content)

    Production processes done in the shop minimized material handling at the site and allowed the job to move forward in the shop while rain drenched the site.

  • Micronized-Copper Treated Lumber (Subscriber content)

    Q: I'm building an outdoor deck for a client who wants me to use lumber treated with micronized copper, in the belief that it's less harmful to the environment than wood treated with other chemicals. I'm not very familiar with the material. Can it be used in ground-contact applications, including...