Decks: Details Make the Difference

There's no limit to the kinds of imaginative design tweaks that make a deck anything but ordinary

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Shingles; dog vs. grass; range support; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Trimming doorjambs; straightening edges; scribing for a tight fit; etc.

Ask This Old House

Shingles; dog vs. grass; range support; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Trimming doorjambs; straightening edges; scribing for a tight fit; etc.

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Features

 

Features

Extreme Makeover

A 1940s tract house takes on the fine details of an Arts and Crafts masterpiece

Deck Details

A little creativity can add a lot of character

TV Project House: Up On The Roof

Bermuda's limestone roofs withstand hurricanes and collect precious rainwater

Ceiling Fans

Today's models are marvels of quiet efficiency, available in almost every style imaginable

Gathering Room

Doubling the size of a '20s bungalow makes space for friends and family

Landscape Aggregates

Crushed stone, shell, and glass add color and texture to gardens, paths, and driveways

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Departments

 

Departments

House Calls

A flair for mixing colors and materials creates a cheerful kitchen

Luxuries

Stylish outdoor furniture

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From the Ground Up

Wiring for maximum safety and convenience

Talking Shop

Choosing and using work lights

Upkeep

How to reglaze a window

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing In-ground sprinklers

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