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So when you install pressure treated, flat sawn, wood decking, do you face the bark side up or bark side down? Ask ten people and half will likely say ‘bark-side-up,’ a few will say ‘bark-side-down’ and the rest will shrug their shoulders. For some direction, we can turn to wood scientists – they actually study stuff like this.view details
Read about deck railing designs, systems safety, and materials. Build custom deck railings that look great and last long. Pros and cons of different deck railing systems.view details
Not every pressure treated board today can touch the earth. Most are only treated for above ground applications. And don't skimp on the fasteners or they may not last.view details
Synthetic decking seems to be all the rage these days. Is it really all that it's cracked up to be?view details
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding. read more
BUILDING A DECK
Catch the latest on how to design and build a deck from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine.