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Home Parts and MaterialsDeck Parts | Lumber and Sheet Goods | Backsplashes and Countertops | Doors | Floors and Coverings | Paints and Finishes
by Justin Fink
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
With a rubber membrane and careful flashing, you can create an outdoor room above and shelter the living space below
by Gregory Burr
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
From tropical hardwoods to man-made plastic composites, the choices are more varied than ever
by Scott Gibson
Watch the Passive House video series
Play the Inspector Game!
Transformation of the Week Gallery
Rot-resistant wood update
by Rob Yagid
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
Rejuvenating an Old Porch
PVC rails and fiberglass columns keep the look classic and the maintenance minimal
by Keith J. Mazzarello
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:
Building a roof deck
by Scott McBride
Spiked deck joints
by John Trim
Taunton’s For Pros by Pros: Building Porches and DecksDesign and building details that include foundations, framing, decking materials, and railings
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
Backyard Idea BookCreate inviting yet functional backyard spaces
Decks & Outdoor Projects, Vol. 1Building your own deck can be a breeze!
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