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Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

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Tips on working with hardwood decking and a link to a source that explains some of the various species.

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Coventry Plan

Coventry Plan

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This home features a large bow window (with 15 windows) that highlights views of the back yard/pool, which is striking from the rear elevation.

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Cantilevered Balcony Safety

Cantilevered Balcony Safety

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Recently, a cantilevered balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif., killing six people. The evident reason was wood rot, caused either by poor initial construction or by a lack of maintenance. An article...

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Summertime... And The Livin Is Easy

Summertime... And The Livin' Is Easy

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What's better than relaxing by the sea and enjoying a summer day? This deck, cantilevered off the side of a remodeled cottage in Sorrento, Maine has the right stuff to do just that. The views overlooking Mount Desert Island in the distance provide the right background for this perfect little deck. Design by Priestly Associates, Architects of Rockport, Maine.

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Opening up a home.

Opening up a home.

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Taking a home "down to the studs"

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Small footprint- Big view

Small footprint- Big view

A small lot size made for some creative solutions.

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Deck Demon Demolition Tool

Deck Demon Demolition Tool

While some may consider it therapeutic, we can probably all agree that demolition is a lot of work. The Deck Demon is designed to make the job of tearing a deck down a whole lot easier. The 8 lb...

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Getting Footings Right

Getting Footings Right

Footings might not be very glamorous, but the reality is the quality of the work above doesn't matter all that much if the footings below fail. When footings fail the results can be truly...

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Understanding Deck Stain

Understanding Deck Stain

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Last year, I stained my deck. It was a small project, but one that was a few years overdue. Can you relate? I spent a significant amount of time on the prep work, as expected the stain went on...

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Its Deck Building Season

It's Deck Building Season

While some parts of the country enjoy pleasant weather all year or almost year round, many of us are just now seeing the snow melt completely. It's taken a long time, but is officially spring across...

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 A Delightful Deck

A Delightful Deck

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With a view like this one overlooking San Francisco Bay you should be careful to take full advantage of what you've got. This homeowner did so by making this sun drenched deck cantilevered off the back of the house, right out over the water. Some built in seating and an inviting chaise lounge complete the picture. In fact this scene was so inviting that Coastal Living magazine used it as a cover shot!

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Chapel Hill Home Adds High-End Outdoor Living Space Featuring Zuri® Premium Decking

Chapel Hill Home Adds High-End Outdoor Living Space Featuring Zuri® Premium Decking

In January 2014 Jim Kauffman and his wife, Mary, an interior designer, decided to undertake an exterior renovation project in their own backyard, adding a 1,800–square foot deck to their home in...

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How do you make a square cut on a round footing form?

How do you make a square cut on a round footing form?

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Marking a square line around a cardboard footing tube isn't as easy as squaring off a 6x6. Here are two ways to mark a square line for a neat cut.

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Deep in the Mississippi Woods

Deep in the Mississippi Woods

No driveway leads up to this sculptural home deep in the woods.

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Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

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When done incorrectly a landscape lighting system can be a household hazard. Fortunately, installing a system correctly isn’t hard. Here are the important details to consider and the one resource you must read before installing any landscape lighting system.

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Rock Garden

Rock Garden

A zen garden offers a calm oasis.

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Evening Jewel with City View

Evening Jewel with City View

The dramatic San Francisco view is captured by this elegant design

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Straightening Out Perpendicular Deck Boards

Straightening Out Perpendicular Deck Boards

If you’re laying deck boards and you need to straighten out a board that runs perpendicular to the rest of the deck, you could make a super-long pipe clamp, but there’s a better way.

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Small House- Dynamic Space

Small House- Dynamic Space

This small home packs a dramatic punch.

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Vineyard Point Renovation

Vineyard Point Renovation

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The central living room area, with its 8’ height doors and windows, allows the house to open to both the intimacy of the small court and the expanse of the woods.

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