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More stories about Lumber

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    Does composite trim have to be prepped and primed like wood, or can it simply be painted? And what kind of paint should I use?

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    Manufacturers have successfully tackled some of the issues plaguing this low-cost cladding.

  • Boosting Revenue With Change Orders

    Clearly, change orders are a vital piece of our business model, and they don’t just happen by accident. We lay the groundwork for changes by keeping clients happy and informed throughout the job process. Dissatisfied customers, we know, are unlikely to authorize additional work.

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    Engineered for energy efficiency and leak-free performance, hinged patio doors are an elegant option in any climate.

  • Letters

    Hardware corrosion from PT lumber; upside-down beam design

  • Innovative Products 2009

    A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .

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    You can mill five sets of casing from a single sheet.

  • Letters

    Fire-sprinkler costs reconsidered; epoxy for wood rot; credit-card commiseration; a vote for country of origin

  • Attaching Deck Ledgers to I-Joist Cantilevers

    When I-joists are cantilevered over the foundation wall rather than directly supported at the sill plate, can a deck ledger be safely attached to the engineered rim joist?