November-December 2016 Table of Contents

Common Defects in Deck Stairs Common Defects in Deck Stairs

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your customers and avoid liability Read more

Designing Outdoor Kitchens Designing Outdoor Kitchens

The grill is the main ingredient, but careful planning is the secret sauce. Read more

Triple-Duty Deck Triple-Duty Deck

A rubberized coating embedded in fabric caps this rooftop deck Read more

BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion

Should we be switching to stainless steel? Recent New Zealand research suggests that galvanized fasteners and deck hardware may be rusting faster than we think. Read more

Tool Kit
Tool Review: DeWalt 20V Metal Connector Nailer Tool Review: DeWalt 20V Metal Connector Nailer

DeWalt's new 20V cordless metal connector nailer doesn't need a hose or compressor, but can it keep up with a conventional pneumatic nailer? Mike Guertin tried one out recently to find out, and was impressed by its performance. You can read his review here. Read more

Column Wraps Column Wraps

Versatex has two new designs Read more

Thermal Panels Thermal Panels

Plastic panels can be used to cool patios and heat sidewalks Read more

Diamond Blade Diamond Blade

For cutting stone, brick, metal and concrete Read more

Composite Decking Composite Decking

MoistureShield expands its offerings with two new product lines Read more

Fence Stain Fence Stain

Water-based finish is designed specially for fencing Read more

Day's End
Redwood Done Right Redwood Done Right

When our clients purchased their Hollywood Hills home, they wanted to transform it into a quintessential California contemporary, with California coastal redwood used for all of the exterior elements. Read more

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