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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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Railing

What Is the Easiest Deck Railing to Install?

I first met my friend Ethan in college French class when I was in my third year and he was in his first. I graduated the nex...

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Railing

The Best Paint for Metal Railings? It Isn’t Actually Paint

I used to be a welder in a shop dedicated to custom-made ornamental wrought iron. It was a small company with two welders an...

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Railing

Wrought Iron Railing Alternatives

Having worked in older cities in both North America and Europe, I’ve worked on a lot of properties that have called for porch...

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Fencing

Why Choose Pre-Assembled Commercial Steel Fence Panels

A few years back, I took some extra work on a friend’s building crew. Their bread and butter work was putting up and welding...

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Railing

Railings for Front Porches That Invite Neighbors to Stay for a Chat

One of my big moves after leaving college behind was to buy my own home. But one night, chatting with one of my new neighbors...

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Fencing

Cable Railings Versus Glass Railings on Your Beach House

Once upon a time, I was called in to do some touch-up work on a house in a tiny town on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. It was...

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Fencing

The Best Fencing for Dogs that Dig

I work for a lot of people who truly see their dogs as their children, and who pay me to go to great lengths to make sure tha...

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Railing

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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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

Finding Secure and Beautiful Fencing for a Gated Community

Once upon a time, while working as an apprentice for a big residential construction company, my company was called to put up...

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