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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.

September 21, 2014

Make Your Own Custom Walkway with Reusable Concrete Forms

Make a custom stone or brick pathway using Quikrete's Walkmaker system

August 07, 2014

Concrete Stains Can Make Plain Floors Look Like Colored Stone or Marble

Transform oncrete floors from ordinary to stunning with stains

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.

June 02, 2014

Twin Cutter Cordless Mower with Power to Spare

This 40-volt cordless mower gives gas counterparts a run for the money.

April 16, 2014

High Tech Walls and State-of-the-Art Solar Panels

Smart wall materials and sleek solar electric panels from the International Builders' Show

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.

August 25, 2012

Flight Training - Open Cockpit Style

I take a ride in a Stearman biplane trainer.  Just for fun.

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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