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  • Products

    Steel hollow-wall fasteners, exterior vinyl flooring, low-maintenance vinyl deck boards, remodeling for your pickup, easy metal roof panels, one-piece PVC deck system, low-profile hydronic baseboard, outdoor lighting, rooftop snow guard

  • Q&A: Plywood for Oceanside Decking

    Q: I’m building a wharf on a bay of the Gulf of Mexico. It is to be on 8-inch-diameter pilings with 2-by joists and cross-members. Can I use plywood for the decking? What are your recommendations?

  • Durable Exterior Details

    This quality-conscious remodeler describes the materials, finishes, and installation techniques that keep the exteriors of his jobs looking good.

  • Building Distinctive Decks

    A deck specialist explains the details that make his work stand apart from the competition.

  • Q&A: Oozing Knotholes in Pressure-Treated Deck

    Q: Is there anything that can be done, short of tear-out and replacement, to prevent the knotholes in pressure-treated pine decking from oozing on hot days?

  • Rot-Resistant Decking Options

    A few years ago, the main choices for rot-proof decking were redwood and pressure-treated lumber. Environmental concerns and the search for low-maintenance materials have spawned a host of new products, including new hardwoods, wood-plastic composites, and synthetic materials.

  • By Design: Building a Better Deck

    Principles of deck design

  • Reinventing the Ranch

    Ranch houses from the 1950s are in many ways perfect candidates for ’90s’ remodels. Designed for relaxed living, they adapt well to informal contemporary lifestyles. An award-winning architect explains the guidelines he follows in remaking a ranch.

  • For What It's Worth

    No-scrape masking tape, zipper for poly door, gas-powered circular saw kit, improved clamp lamp

  • Building With Style: Remains of the Day

    Designing for trash