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All New Building Decks

Author : Fine Homebuilding
ISBN : 1631863282
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 62.38 MB
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This completely new edition from the editors of Fine Homebuilding provides all the advice you need to design and build a deck for any home. Our pros take you through every step of the process from picking out the proper materials and designing to take advantage of the views, through sizing your footings and making your ledger secure, to finishing up with custom railings and choosing the best finish for your project. In this collection you'll find the advice you need for even the trickiest of situations such as how to update that old deck to be safe or how to build a deck that stands up to a wildfire. With the site-tested tips and techniques that Fine Homebuilding is know for, All-New Building Decks will help you build the safe, secure, and beautiful deck you've always dreamed of.
Category: Gardening

Building Decks

Author : Fine Homebuilding
ISBN : 9781600853555
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 72.32 MB
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A book with 300 full-color photos and 75 drawings collects the best articles on building decks from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, from selecting the best materials to keeping one's project up to code. Original.
Category: House & Home

Black Decker Deck Codes Standards

Author : Bruce A. Barker
ISBN : 9781591866855
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 32.16 MB
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Make sure your deck is safe for family and friends with BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes and Standards Bruce Barker, one of the country's leading authorities on building codes, has turned his eye toward one of his favorite subjects: building decks. Although it's one of the most popular DIY building projects, just about every deck built in the past decade (by pros as well as homeowners) falls short of current codes. In BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes & Standards Barker zeroes in on the main areas of concern and shows accurately and precisely how to design and build it right. Given that every year in the U.S. more than 120,000 people are injured by deck collapses, and more than 50 die, following Barker's careful and detailed advice is the surest way for a homeowner to protect against disaster. Using the same common-sense approach he used in his bestselling book BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, Barker isolates the aspects of deck building that are the most frequent sources of trouble and shows--with photos, illustrations, and commentary--exactly how to do it correctly. Barker's new book is not only for DIYers who are building a brand new deck. National deck building codes have changed significantly in the past five years: 4 x 4 posts are no longer allowed for structural purposes that a few years ago were deemed fine and minimum diameter requirements for concrete posts have doubled in many applications, for instance. If your existing deck is more than two or three years old, you'll want this detailed but accessible volume, too.
Category: House & Home

Homeskills Building Decks

Author : Editors of Cool Springs Press
ISBN : 9781610588485
Genre : House & Home
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DIVAs part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Building Decks takes the fear out of adding the perfect outdoor element to your house./divDIV /divDIVThere’s a reason that deck building is the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement undertaking today: not only are decks an attractive, customizable component of classic American construction, they also allow for entertainment and relaxation in a way that indoor spaces simply can’t. So if your house is already in top working order, and your lawn is looking mighty green this year, chances are there’s only one thing missing—a deck. Fortunately, with all the innovative new products and materials coming onto the market, decks are easier to self-design and build than ever before. As it turns out, you’re only one how-to book away from creating the deck of your dreams. In HomeSkills: Building Decks, the expert editors of Cool Springs Press join forces to cover every aspect of deck building, providing streamlined project descriptions with crystal-clear photos that leave no room for guesswork. You’ll learn how to plan and design, then select materials, dig postholes, hang joists, and install the decking itself. We even cover stairs, railings, overheads, and extra accessories like screens and arbors. With 300 illustrations and 10 supplementary diagrams, one thorough book prevents two things from collapsing: you and your shiny new deck. And that’s good for all of us./divDIV /divDIVCheck out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, landscaping, plumbing, tiling, and wiring./div
Category: House & Home

Deck Designs All New 3rd Edition

Author : Steve Cory
ISBN : 9781580116008
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 33.29 MB
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Deck Designs, 3rd Edition shows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of four new deck designers whose work represents four different regions of the country. Created for both the do-it-yourselfer and the those who wish to work with a professional to achieve the ideal deck, Deck Designs, 3rd Edition is divided into two main sections. The first provides basic design instruction on building a deck, including information on the new generation of deck materials, dealing with problem locations, creating shade and wind screens, and adding distinctive details. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. Through drawings and photos of actual custom deck projects readers will obtain first-hand information on what went into these truly unique projects.
Category: House & Home

Building Deck Waterproofing

Author : Laura E. Gish
ISBN : 0803113846
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 50.66 MB
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Architects, specifiers, contractors, and manufacturers in the waterproof industry cover the basics (including cathodic protection terminology, systems, and history), problem-solving in the field and in the lab, and perceived problem areas and proposed solutions. From the symposium of the same name h
Category: Technology & Engineering

Building Porches And Decks

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ISBN : 9781561585397
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 37.32 MB
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America's leading residential architect goes beyond The Not So Big House In this groundbreaking book, America's leading architect and best-selling author Sarah Susanka looks at the key design concepts behind all well-designed homes. With these essential ideas, she gives you what you need to transform a house from mere shelter into a comfortable home filled with character and beauty. In Home By Design, Susanka presents the 30 key concepts that can be applied to any home -- no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples -- from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to defining one room from another with a framed opening or archway. Home by Design gives you a new way to see your home and create the home that you've always wanted. Your home can be imbued with a sense of warmth, beauty and enduring quality when these ideas are combined with care and a creative spirit. It would be hard to think of a more important thinker in residential design than Sarah Susanka. Sarah's not only a gifted writer who can tell a good story, she has thought carefully about what makes you feel good about being in a well-designed house. Armed with her insights you march more confidently into your own build or remodel. She deserves a wider audience and this book may do just that. -- Russ Morash, creator, executive producer, and director, This Old House
Category: House & Home

Deck Designs

Author : Steve Cory
ISBN : 1580114334
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 43.32 MB
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Deck Designs, 3rd Edition provides basic design instruction on builidng a deck. The second part of the book takes an in-depth look at the work of four of the country's most successful deck builders. About 30 original deck designs are covered.
Category: House & Home

Money Jungle

Author : Benjamin Chesluk
ISBN : 9780813543819
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.32 MB
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For more than a century, Times Square has mesmerized the world with the spectacle of its dazzling supersigns, its theaters, and its often-seedy nightlife. New York City’s iconic crossroads has drawn crowds of revelers, thrill-seekers, and other urban denizens, not to mention lavish outpourings of advertising and development money. Many have hotly debated the recent transformation of this legendary intersection, with voices typically falling into two opposing camps. Some applaud a blighted red-light district becoming a big-budget, mainstream destination. Others lament an urban zone of lawless possibility being replaced by a Disneyfied, theme-park version of New York. In Money Jungle, Benjamin Chesluk shows that what is really at stake in Times Square are fundamental questions about city life—questions of power, pleasure, and what it means to be a citizen in contemporary urban space. Chesluk weaves together surprising stories of everyday life in and around the Times Square redevelopment, tracing the connections between people from every level of this grand project in social and spatial engineering: the developers, architects, and designers responsible for reshaping the urban public spaces of Times Square and Forty-second Street; the experimental Midtown Community Court and its Times Square Ink. job-training program for misdemeanor criminals; encounters between NYPD officers and residents of Hell’s Kitchen; and angry confrontations between city planners and neighborhood activists over the future of the area. With an eye for offbeat, telling details and a perspective that is at once sympathetic and critical, Chesluk documents how the redevelopment has tried, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to reshape the people and places of Times Square. The result is a colorful and engaging portrait, illustrated by stunning photographs by long-time local photographer Maggie Hopp, of the street life, politics, economics, and cultural forces that mold America’s urban centers.
Category: Social Science