March 2017 Table of Contents

Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim

PVC trim won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making it a near-perfect exterior trim option for deck and porch builders. Read more

Wood Porch With a Tile Deck Wood Porch With a Tile Deck

Practical steps for waterproofing the assembly and keeping the tile from cracking. Read more

Weather-Resistant Decking Options Weather-Resistant Decking Options

If you're building an elevated deck, here are some water-shedding decking innovations that can be used to create dry living or storage space underneath it. Read more

Readers' Tips
Question & Answer
How to Make a PVC Column How to Make a PVC Column

The most important step in the assembly process is to use the right adhesive. Read more

Reducing Road Noise on a Deck Reducing Road Noise on a Deck

It's a bit more complicated than planting a row of shrubs. Read more

Eye For Design
Blocking Pattern Blocking Pattern

A geometric pattern of randomly sized cedar blocks adds a unique focal point to this privacy wall Read more

Outdoor Cabinets Outdoor Cabinets

WeatherStrong cabinets are made with a waterproof polymer and available with four different door styles Read more

Cable Rail Cable Rail

Key-Link Fencing & Railing launches vertical cable railing components in two lengths and heights for residential and commercial applications Read more

Joist Protection Joist Protection

Imus Cap protects joists and beams from moisture with a paintable metal top layer and a waterproof adhesive Read more

Post Base Post Base

Simpson Strong-Tie's new MPBZ base resists lateral loads and reduces or eliminates the need for diagonal knee bracing Read more

Day's End
Autumn Leaf Pergola Autumn Leaf Pergola

This pergola is topped with machine-cut architectural aluminum panels that fit together like a puzzle to cast a consistent shadow pattern onto the deck below. Read more

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