Installing Shaker-style Crown Molding with Rope Lighting By Rob Robillard
By Matt Weber Deck construction is an evolving art. Every year new materials are introduced, technology advances, tools are innovated, and building codes get updated. In this issue, EHT offers an update for the deck builder, to keep both professionals and DIY’ers abreast of what’s now required, what’s now available, and how to get the project […]
By Larry Walton Build a patio shade cover without obstructing the view
By Mark and Theresa Clement Every Deck has its Day. Steps for Rebuilding your Backyard Deck.
By Matt Weber Refinish a deck to renew the look and protect it from the elements.
By Dave Barnes 11 Keys to Successfully Stain Exotic Hardwood for Outdoor Applications
By Matt Weber Staining and Sealing to Fight Mother Nature.
By Matt Weber I spent most of last spring building a big deck, so I wanted a big set of stairs to match. A width between seven to eight feet seemed like ample space for walking and be large enough to give the nearly 40-foot deck a visually complementary stair design. I had left the deck handrail unfinished […]
Q: What type of wood do you suggest for building outdoor projects? A: Whether you’re building a deck, gazebo, raised garden bed or front porch, using natural, authentic wood is an excellent choice that affords several different options. Pressure-treated wood is the number one decking material in the country, and a long-time favorite of DIYers, builders and remodelers everywhere. […]
By Brent Gwatney Few things in life beat having a cold one on your deck while chicken wings and pork chops sizzle on the barbecue and hickory smoke fills the air. What other part of the home invites relaxation or forget-about-work partying with friends like the deck? For many of us, the design and construction of […]