September-October 2009 Table of Contents

Dock-Side Seating DAY'S END Dock-Side Seating

Beautiful ipe benches make sitting down by the water a pleasure Read more

DECK LEDGER Switching to a Mac From a PC

Despite mountains of complaints, a deck builder is sold on his new Mac Read more

Choose the Right Business Model EDITOR'S LETTER Choose the Right Business Model

Some construction-business owners are entrepreneurs and some are artisans Read more

Are the Wood Treatment Wars Over? Are the Wood Treatment Wars Over?

The withdrawal in 2004 of chromated copper arsenate (CCA) from the residential treated-wood market led to a spate of new preservatives such as ammoniacal copper quat (ACQ) and copper azole (CA). Read more

LETTERS Pros and Cons of Working Alone

Also: lateral bracing; manlift for solo work; more Read more

Managing Production

A lead-carpenter system helps both the business and the employees to grow. Read more

DECKING NEWS Housing Numbers Offer Glimmers of Hope

Housing numbers up; forest certifi cation; DeWalt recall; Trex lawsuit; more Read more

Dry-Glaze Glass Rail System PRODUCTS Dry-Glaze Glass Rail System

Glass railing; flashing; fly-ash decking Read more

Electrical Code Requirements for Decks STRUCTURE Electrical Code Requirements for Decks

Outdoor lighting on a deck is not only a great design tool, in many cases it's required by code. Read more

Three Fences Three Fences

Designing, detailing, and installing fences for looks, quality, and production speed. Read more

Small but Powerful Circ Saw TOOL KIT Small but Powerful Circ Saw

Ridgid compact circ saw; P2+R2 combo bit Read more

Fastening Deck Boards Fastening Deck Boards

Speed of installation and cost are important, but so is long-term performance. Read more

Landings for Deck Stairs QUESTION & ANSWER Landings for Deck Stairs

Solid, flat, and stable materials are the safest way to go Read more

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