August 2017 Table of Contents

A Multi-level Deck Made of Steel A Multi-level Deck Made of Steel

How a NJ contractor used steel piers, framing, and Paverdeck panels to create an extensive backyard living area. Read more

Building a Freestanding Deck in a Seismic Zone Building a Freestanding Deck in a Seismic Zone

A California deck builder relies on strong footings, perimeter-beam construction, and sturdy knee bracing to stand guard against earthquakes. Read more

Hidden Fasteners for Decks Hidden Fasteners for Decks

Options abound for getting a blemish-free deck surface Read more

Eye For Design
New Lives for Unused Swimming Pools New Lives for Unused Swimming Pools

How one contractor has made a business of capping old pools with new decks. It's trickier than you think. Read more

Kebony Character Decking Kebony Character Decking

Knots figure prominently in Kebony's rustic modified Scotch pine decking and cladding Read more

Feeney Pre-Drilled Stair Posts Feeney Pre-Drilled Stair Posts

Feeney’s new pre-drilled posts and pickets eliminate the need to drill holes for the cables in the field, saving time and money and avoiding potential errors. Read more

Hickory-colored Vault Decking Hickory-colored Vault Decking

Deckorators adds a third color to their Vault decking lineup Read more

Fire Pit Kits Fire Pit Kits

Napoleon's PatioFlame stainless steel burner kits come in different sizes to fit custom-designed fire pits. Read more

Day's End
Geometry Lesson Geometry Lesson

A series of tension rods connect this unique pergola's custom-fabricated stainless steel inner ring to the laminated circular outer beam. Read more

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