By Mark Clement Why do I love building wood decks so much? I think it’s because a well-crafted deck is more than a box and some boards on the back of a house. A lot more. Because I’m a contractor and a carpenter, I find that decks are part layout, part site work, and […]
Add a stylish enhancement to your back yard. By Matt Weber
Using natural materials and local resources can help you help the environment. By Charlie Jourdain Homeowners today pour a lot of energy and study into ways they can make their homes more environmentally friendly. Yet when it comes to maximizing the features that make the most of their environmental opportunities, many forget […]
What do anthills and porch columns have in common? The answer should be nothing, but we know better… By Rob Robillard
By Rob Robillard A client recently asked if I would replace her badly worn-out roof deck. This wooden deck was built over her screen porch and on top of a flat roof. It’s not really flat: It’s pitched 1/4 inch per foot, but without a spirit level you can’t really tell. Years of neglect and lack of gutter coverage above […]
Using Urethane Column Wraps to Wrap it up. By Kathy Ziprik
Synthetic building materials create a new porch ceiling with rustic woodgrain beams.
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 […]
True Dimensional Lumber Repairs
As the weather begins to cool off, here’s a look at some outdoor products to help enhance your yard without all the heat.