March-April 2007 Table of Contents

DAY'S END Curves Create a Dramatic Deck

Photo essay on a curved deck and its hardscape accents Read more

EYE FOR DESIGN Stepping Back

Five ways to incorporate a stair Read more

Building Rot-proof Decks Building Rot-proof Decks

To extend the life of a deck, learn how to identify and eliminate the pockets that catch water and debris. Read more

EDITOR'S LETTER Attend Trade Shows to Learn About New Products, Codes, and Techniques

Editor's letter on the reasons to attend trade shows Read more

Estimate Like a Pro

Tips from a full-time estimator will help you produce fast and accurate quotes. Read more

DECK LEDGER Building Relationships with Your Financial Advisers

Advice from an Idaho deck builder on getting to know your financial advisers Read more

Maintenance & Restoration of Wood Decks

Add a profitable sideline to your business with a pressure washer and some chemical know-how. Read more

DECKING NEWS Adding a Deck Pays Off in the 2006 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report

Also: ACC contains carcinogen; TimberSIL regroups; WeatherGuard launches interactive Web site; more Read more

PRODUCTS Maine Deck Brackets Are Easy to Flash Around

Also: Rosboro Treated Glulam beams allow for long spans; preformed Joist Jackets; Invisi-Fast fasteners; Cabot finishes for composites and hardwoods Read more

QUESTION & ANSWER Oozing Knotholes; Bolting to Brick Veneer; Insects and Pressure-Treated Wood

Dealing with sap; engineer recommends against bolting to brick veneer; treatment doesn't always fully penetrate the lumber Read more

TRADE TALK One-Man Decking Crew Sells Hard in West Coast Market

Santa Barbara, Calif., deck builder talks about making it alone in a high-end market Read more

TOOL KIT Muro FDVL 41 Auto-Feed Screw Gun

Also: Muro Speed Driver; folding Gomboy handsaw; easy-to-use Plumb-Rite plumb bob; fast-cutting Diablo saw blade Read more

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