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More stories about Wood

  • Manufactured Deck Railings

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

  • Watering Manhattan

    They’ve been an integral part of New York City’s skyline for more than a century: thousands of wooden water tanks, banded with steel and capped by conical plywood roofs, perched alone or in clusters on buildings throughout the borough.

  • Painting Composite Trim

    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?

  • Another Look at Vinyl Siding

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

  • News

    THE FIVE-STORY North Tract Lofts apartment complex in Arlington, Va., was originally designed as a concrete project, but the developer asked its contractor, Clark Builders Group, to reengineer the building to Type III wood construction.

  • In the News

    Sealed crawlspace testing sheds new light on energy performance ; Advanta shuts down its credit cards; students win clean-energy prize for rice-husk insulation panels; more

  • Letters

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

  • On the Job

    Making porch floorboards last; door-finishing jig; a simple tent

  • Products

    Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more

  • Products

    Sheathing panels; wood countertops; closet light; extra-thick PVC trim boards; corded housewrap; more