JLC-Live and Deck Expo presenter, Kim Katwijk traveled to South Africa last winter. He'd been invited there by two reps for  Eva-Last, the largest composite-decking manufacturer in Africa, wh'd come to watch Kim at one of his live events in Baltimore. It's a an intriguing tale well told. The deck details are fascinating and even if not preceisly applicable, the story is an inspiring one.

To me, deck building is endlessly interesting and fun. Every project is different, like a new canvas to paint on. And the more I travel and meet other deck builders, the more convinced I am that we all tend to be made of the same stuff. Deck builders everywhere are innovative, enthusiastic, good people, who seem to be able to overcome any obstacle placed in their way—it's just the way we're made. 

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