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Other stories by Harold Chapdelaine

  • Job-Site Report -- Working with Trex Lumber

    What’s it like to work with the plastic-based decking products that have recently hit the market? A builder tells the story of his first time out with one of the more promising materials.

  • Traditional Trim in Vinyl and Aluminum

    A New England builder tells how to trim capes and colonials with low-maintenance materials, and still keep a traditional look.

  • Building Porches That Last

    A contractor who works in a damp coastal climate describes the details he uses for building durable decks and porches.