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Repairing a large balcony

Repairing a large balcony

We have a large balcony off the back of the house. Our house sits on the side of a hill, so the front is at grade, the back of the house is above grade, second story. ( I hope I explained this...

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Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

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Complaints from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois claim Azek PVC decking is defective. The lawsuits have now been consolidated in a New Jersey court.

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DIY Deck Railings Upgrade

DIY Deck Railings Upgrade

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      I'm a professional contractor for Railing Dynamics, Inc. Today, I'd love to share my recent installation to help homeowners who want to pursue DIY (Do-it-yourself) railing installations...

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Pressure-Treated Wood Preservative Tip

Pressure-Treated Wood Preservative Tip

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If you've drilled some pressure-treated lumber for a bolt, you need to protect the inside of that bolt hole with some wood preservative. You could use a small paint brush, but there's a better way.

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Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans

Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans

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The American Wood Council reduces southern pine beam, joist and stringer spans in the DCA-6 Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide

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Blalacks Bamboo Custom Fences

Blalack's Bamboo Custom Fences

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Black 1" bamboo with 1x deck boards at my home in Galveston, TX

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Built an at-ground deck from recycled Trex

Built an at-ground deck from recycled Trex

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I woke up May 18, 2013 with an epiphany on how I was going to build a deck in the courtyard before my son's high school graduation on June 15.  I had bought the recycled Trex decking from the...

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

These open-air kitchens showcase some smart ideas for deck, backyard, and even rooftop entertaining.

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Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge

Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge

It's that time again--time to Break Out of the Indoors! We're inviting all you talented carpenters, builders, masons, and homeowners who have created inviting outdoor spaces to share them with us and the visitors to FineHomebuilding.com's project gallery. So upload those photos of your deck, patio, proch, shed, fence,pergola, pool, pond, swing, or other favorite summer hangout. You just might win a $100 merchandise credit to spend in the Taunton Store.

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3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

3 Best Practice Deck Building Tips

Here are my three top tips to double the lifespan of your new deck! Hint: They all deal with water and rot issues. -Matt Risinger

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs.

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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015???

Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015???

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The IRC ramped up deck codes in 2009 and 2012. See what may be coming around the corner in 2015

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Framing a deck with a radius

Framing a deck with a radius

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Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs.

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Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

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When it's hot and the ground doesn't cooperate, even machine dug holes are hard work.

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Deck with view

Deck with view

Custom designed TimberTech decking and railing complete with a roof and a nice view.

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UnderDeck Storage Shed

UnderDeck Storage Shed

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What better way to save space in your back yard than to build your shed under your second story deck?

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Custom Fiberon Deck

Custom Fiberon Deck

Custom Designed Deck with Fiberon Decking, TimberTech Railing complete with a privacy wall, patio and Grill Alcove.

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Brick Deck Railing

Brick Deck Railing

This is a deck with TimberTech Decking and a custom railing with brick masonary columns and LED lighting.

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