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Strong Fences for School Playgrounds Help Keep Kids Safe

When I was in elementary school, I rejoiced in an unexpected day off because vandals had broken into my school and trashed th...

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Railing

Modular Railing Systems Make Installation Easy

When I worked in a welding shop, one of our best clients was a local builder who specialized in large homes built to custom-...

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Railing

Exterior Stair Lighting Makes Stairs Safer at Night

An early job of mine was building boat docks with a neighbor from down the street. He was the sort of man who liked to bring...

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Railing

Alternatives to Wrought Iron Balusters: Powder Coated Steel

Wrought iron is a timeless style that’s been around for hundreds of years—and its popularity continues to grow. I can’t tell...

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Fencing

Rot-Proof Fence Posts: For Low Maintenance

A few fence projects ago, the couple that I was working for was split down the middle on what material their fence ought to b...

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Railing

Easy Deck Railing Project Ideas to Increase Your Home Value

Getting ready to sell your home is a lot of work. There are a million things to think about, from replacing the bathroom til...

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Railing

Brownstone Iron Railing Adds Elegance to Stairs and Decks

Over the holidays I got to see many old friends across the country. In Texas, I visited a friend in the Brownstone developme...

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Railing

Sturdy and Family-Friendly Rustic Railing Ideas

When my friend bought his A-frame home in the woods there was a lot to work to do. The house needed remodeling and the land...

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Railing

Practical Outdoor Glass Stair Railings That Don’t Require Custom Cutting

A couple I know had their pick of homes at incredible prices during the recession. Ultimately, they ended up with a house on...

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Fencing

The Best Fence for a Sloped Yard Doesn’t Need to Be Stepped

At one point in my welding career, I worked for a custom metalworking shop that specialized in railings, furniture, and fenci...

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Railing

Condo Balcony Railings That Install Quickly and Don’t Rust

Many years ago, with the ink still drying on his Associates of Science Degree and a kid on the way, one of my friends moved...

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Fencing

For the Best Fencing for Small Dogs, Choose Closely-Spaced Pickets

Late into my college life I met a young lady with a tiny Maltese dog. The Maltese is a small breed with silky white hair whic...

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Railing

Finding Low Maintenance Porch Railings for Family Homes

It’s a busy world. I’m a bachelor, and between work, keeping up with friends and family, and trying to keep my car running,...

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Railing

How Tight Should Cable Railings Be?

One of my friends—a guy I used to work with on construction projects—had me over to his house the other night for an evening...

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Fencing

Choosing and Building a Child Safe Garden Fence

My grandmother was an avid gardener, cultivating a patch of ground in her backyard for years until the rectangle of soil insi...

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