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Log Cabin Deck Railing Ideas: Choosing a Railing to Complement Your Home

Log cabins can be a bit tricky to design around. They use whole logs--or at least materials that look like whole logs--giving...

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DIY Deck Railing Ideas for UV-Resistance: A Comparison

It’s another gorgeous, blue-sky day in Yuma. The sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze blowing, and you’re enjoying the company...

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For the Easiest Deck Railing to Install Look for Thoughtfully Designed Systems

I have always fancied myself a bit of a handyman. It’s always been my philosophy to do it myself before calling in the expert...

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Choosing Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems: High-Quality Stainless

Cable railing is a popular choice with my clients when I’m working on a contemporary home’s deck. The narrow cables and minim...

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Fencing

Dumpster Enclosure Ideas: A Beautiful Mixed Wood and Steel Fence

As a former restaurateur, I am well acquainted with the challenge of keeping smelly or unsightly kitchen garbage away from th...

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Fencing

Building Security Fences on Hills: Adjustable Fences

Having built fences in neighborhoods that are just about as hilly as San Francisco, I’ve encountered many creative ways to bu...

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Fencing

The Ideal Privacy Fence for a Corner Lot Provides Privacy and Beauty

By their placement, corner lots are much more exposed to the public eye than other lots. I’ve worked a lot of these in old ne...

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Railing

Glass Deck Railings Hard to Keep Clean? When to Choose It For Your Deck

“You have to clean glass all the time.” I hear this sentiment a lot and it drives me a little nuts. Glass isn’t the annoying...

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Railing

Glass Staircase Railings Give Homes an Infusion of Modern Style

The little sister of one of my oldest friends is the youngest of five children, and when she turned eighteen and enrolled in...

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Railing

Cable Railing Kits for Wood Posts Safely and Easily Combine Wood and Cable

I had a client a while back with a problem. He’d installed cable railing, and now every few months, the cables had to be tigh...

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Railing

Keeping Stair Railings Safe in Winter: How to Choose the Right Railing Material

Sometimes winter can seem like it’s out to get you. When I was a child, my mother fractured her wrist two separate times in t...

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Decking

Moisture-Resistant Decking: How Composite Materials Beat Georgia's Humid Heat

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of traveling through Georgia and the Carolinas, staying with old friends and helping...

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Decking

The Best Decking for a Covered Porch Turns It into Another Room of the House

In almost every climate that I’ve worked, there have been plenty of covered porches to update and repair. One porch I worked...

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Railing

Unique Railing Design Ideas: Curved Balusters Bring Soft Lines to Your Deck

Your home is an expression of who you are, from the paint on the wall to the flooring style to the throw pillows on the sofa....

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Railing

How to Choose a Child Safe Balcony Railing That Gives Peace of Mind

In 2015, little three-year-old Freddie Coulton from East Sussex, UK slipped between the balusters on a balcony railing and fe...

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