Outdoor Living

Deck Product Update

Decks offer homeowners a versatile way to customize their outdoor entertainment area. From a wide range of building materials to an even wider array of

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Tips for Selecting a Garage Door

Timeless woodgrain carriage house styles. Colorful attention-grabbing contemporary accents. Statement-making designs with eye-catching appeal. Experts at Haas Door recommend that homeowners open themselves—and their garage

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Deck Building Tips

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

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Upgrade your Deck

Quality treated wood and a hidden-fastener system give an old deck a facelift. When it came time to replace some rotted deck boards on a

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Cedar Patio Benches

This easy-to-build bench can be used on your patio or deck—or anywhere. By Matt Weber When I build outdoor furniture I want it to last.

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Deck Product Roundup

Ecolife Stabilized Wood Real wood is the most sustainable, renewable and economical decking and fencing option you can use, and Viance offers improved wood treatment solutions

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Building a Boathouse

Learn the basics from professionals with years of experience. By Matt Weber A dock is essentially a deck built on piles in the water, and

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Designing your Patio

Enhance your outdoor living space with a durable hardscape. By Tom Matthews   A hot trend among homeowners is to design an area of the

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Update for Deck Builders

 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,

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Building a Bridge

Building a bridge for a volunteer project demonstrates DIY takeaways for every job. By Mark & Theresa Clement When Theresa and I were asked if

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DIY Garlic Gardening

By Charlie Self Cultivating Garlic in a Raised Bed Garlic bulbs are available everywhere, but the pleasure of growing your own is great. It is

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Deck Finish Fix-UP

By Matt Weber   Refinish a deck to renew the look and protect it from the elements. For decades genuine wood has remained America’s most

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How-To with Heart

By Mark and Theresa Clement On the set of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition playground project in Joplin, MO. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is such

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Deck Product Roundup

The summertime weather tends to put most people in an outdoor frame of mind. And for most homeowners, the favorite outdoor retreat is the deck.

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Hot Product

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape
Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ […]

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