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A design/build team delivers a custom house with copper counters, oak floors, travertine stairs, and a great outdoor space for $126 per sq. ft.
by Chris Stebbins
A worker's bungalow expands to meet contemporary needs without losing its charm
by Bill Mastin
Now available in a variety of colors and textures, this durable array of products won't rot, splinter, or crack. What's not to like?
by Chris Green
Sliding or hinged, big panes or multilite, these glass doors should be built to withstand the elements as well as years of abuse
by Charles Bickford
An architect explains why good design doesn't have to mean expensive design
by James Estes
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Transformation of the Week Gallery
Rot-resistant wood update
by Rob Yagid
Curved Deck Stairs
A temporary form and laminated plywood stringers make building these stairs easier than you might think
by Mike Guertin
The New Pressure-Treated Wood
The EPA is banning CCA lumber. The replacements are safer, but they may change how you build a deck.
by Daniel S. Morrison
Learning Curves for Decks
Thin stock, waterproof glue and a big 1x4 compass simplify deck curves
by Scott Padgett
Building a Curved Deck With Synthetic Decking
A multilevel deck with built-in benches and a barbecue pit turns a backyard into a living room
by Ted Putnam
Q & A:
Decking boards: which side up?
by R. Bruce Hoadley
For Pros By Pros: Building with Engineered LumberLearn to purchase and frame efficiently with engineered lumber for high-quality results.
Graphic Guide to Frame ConstructionA standard reference for residential framing details
Wooden FencesA beautiful and informative guide
Taunton’s For Pros by Pros: Building Porches and DecksDesign and building details that include foundations, framing, decking materials, and railings
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