Wood Decks That Last

You can get great results with treated decking if you select, install, and... More

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Testing Home Ductwork For Leaks

Current versions of the model code require air-tightness testing of heating and... More

Savannah Builders See a Warm Spring Season Ahead

”PVC farms” at the stalled developments around Savannah, Georgia, may finally start bearing fruit this spring. More

Designing Shade Structures for a Deck

There's more than one way to shade a sunny deck. A Georgia deck builder explains... More

Solar Timber-Frame Pergola

Photovoltaic panels do double-duty as they provide both shade and energy More

TOOLS of the TRADEshow-STAFDA 2009 Edition

Last week I attended the 33rd annual STAFDA convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership includes distributors, retailers, and manufacturers of light construction tools and related products. This show is always interesting for Tools of the Trade because it is where we find the latest in tools and equipment that relate closely to the trades of our readers. More

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In the News

Wood and steel prices, prosecuting unintentional code violations, slimmed-down... More

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In the News

Lumber trade standoff, builder's contract gag clause causes controversy, simpler... More

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Phaseout of CCA lumber, Marvin wins lawsuit, Stanley Tools moves offshore, exploding water heater saga, more More

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