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November 12, 2016

How to Make a Simple Backyard Patio

How to make a simple backyard patio.  No mortar required.

August 18, 2015

Why Capped Cellular PVC May be the Ultimate Decking Material

Capped cellular PVC decking may well represent the best of all worlds when it comes to outdoor deck material. 

July 03, 2015

Clean, Stain and Seal a Wooden Deck in a Single Day

An easy two-step process that will transform a wooden deck in a single day.

April 27, 2015

The Latest in PVC Decking PLUS a Lightweight Paver for Resurfacing Decks and Patios.

PVC decking that looks for all the world like real wood.  Lightweight pavers for resurfacing an existing deck or patio.

July 26, 2014

Reviving Dingy and Discolored Outdoor Decks

Rain, sun and dirt combine to make outdoor decks unsightly.  Here's how to restore their orginal beauty.

April 08, 2014

State of the Art (and Science) in Decking

Todays' decking materials and design features bring a whole new level of sophistication to the idea of outdoor living.

March 30, 2013

The Latest in Composite Decking

Modern-day composite decking  combines strength, good looks, durability and resistance to wear, scratching and fading.

March 15, 2013

Four Super Screws That are Absolute Winners.

Four super-performing screws for wood, concrete and composite decking.

March 01, 2013

The Surprising Virtues of PVC Decking

PVC decking is lightweight, stain resistant, easy to install and convincingly wood-like.

July 05, 2012

The House That Barns Built

Jim  Pendleton built this 41-room house in Spencer, Indiana from the parts of 25 barns he demolsihed.

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