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  • Attaching Wood to Concrete

    Q: Do I have to use pressure-treated lumber when I'm attaching wood to concrete or masonry in "dry" situations - such as inside a basement or under the protection of a covered porch? I seem to remember from reading the code that treated wood is only required within a certain distance from grade.

  • Damage-Resistant Deck Railing System

    The Trex Transcend Decking & Railing System is made from the same durable, low-maintenance material as the company’s standard products, with one difference: The tops and sides of the boards have a hard-shell coating with a wood-grain pattern and low-sheen finish that allegedly resists stains...

  • Quick-Connect Outdoor Patio Tile

    EcoShield Deck Tile is a wood-plastic composite that’s made with 95 percent recycled content and never needs staining or painting, says the maker.

  • Tech@Work: Apply Yourself: New Apps for Builders

    Three remodeler-friendly apps for you smartphone: BuildCalc, BeamBuddy, and DesignEasy Joists.

  • Cordless Siding Cutter

    The EZ Shear SST is designed to cut wood, vinyl, and fiber-cement siding products silently, without electricity and without kicking up a cloud of dust.

  • Rot-Resistant Door Jambs

    Endura's FrameSaver Door Frame is solid wood except for a 4-inch-long piece of composite finger-jointed to the bottom; this material, the maker says, is impervious to rot and insects and doesn't wick moisture.

  • Suction-Grip Handle for Heavy Lifting

    The Handle on Demand (HOD) uses suction to provide a convenient handhold on any nonporous surface.

  • Stain-Grade Finishing On Site

    Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish.

  • Hand-Cut Wood Mosaics

    Fortis Arbor Wood Mosaics are hand-cut from scraps of bamboo, teak, and rosewood left over from furniture-making.

  • Glass Cabinet Pulls

    An easy way to add pizzazz to a humdrum kitchen is to upgrade the cabinet pulls.