I appreciate the Best Practices Decks guide in the September issue. [But] one detail needs some qualifications—and a slap on the wrist for the cover photo.

The cover photo drives me crazy! I've spent the past eight years doing presentations at the JLC Live and Deck Expos circling back to the groundbreaking article in JLC by Virginia Tech professors on guardrail post connections. One of the many points made in the article is "don't notch 4x4 guardrail posts." Another is that screw...

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