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More stories about Decks

  • Transcend Boards - No Plastic Bottom Allows Moisture To Escape

    Co-extruded decking is made with a plastic shell, but Trex leaves the plastic off the bottom of Transcend boards so that moisture can escape and the surface can accept adhesives.

  • Toxin-Free Modified Wood Resists Insects and Microorganisms

    Titan Wood Limited’s Accoya pine lumber has been treated with a concentrated form of vinegar in a process called acetylation, which makes it inedible to insects and rot-causing microorganisms without adding toxins.

  • Cold-Bend Hardwood Boards - No Steaming Required

    You can bend Cold-Bend hardwood boards without steaming, says the maker, because they were already steamed during manufacturing, then compressed in length, a process that “accordions” the long grain fibers and makes them flexible.

  • Grabber Joist Jaws

    Framers and deck builders struggling to position long joists can give themselves an extra hand with Joist Jaws by Grabber.

  • PAM Fastening E-Z Driver

    The E-Z Driver is a simple but useful drill accessory for fastening deck boards or squeezing screws into awkward spots where you can use only one hand.

  • Dry Deck Over Living Space

    A multilayer cementitious coating provides a walkable waterproof surface with a Class A rating.

  • Ipe Clip Fastener Co. Hardwood Wrench

    Trying to straighten and fasten bent deck boards is no fun, especially when you're working with hardwood decking.

  • OSB Subfloor Over Decking?

    Q: We're building a four-season addition over an existing raised deck framed with PT lumber. Is it okay to install OSB subfloor sheathing directly over the wood decking, or should the decking be removed first?

  • Manufactured Deck Railings

    A list of companies that offer deck-rail kits, plus links to their products

  • Manufactured Deck Railings

    These durable systems are much easier to install than site-built rails.