More stories about Decks

  • Track Saws for Deck Builders

    Cabinet makers and flooring installers are not the only tradesmen who can benefit from the use of these tools.

  • Smart-Bit Deck Screw Depth Setter

    An O-ring and free spinning collar prevent this depth stop from marring the work.

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  • A Deck Builder's Tool Kit

    These specialized tools boost productivity and quality.

  • Restoring a Circular Porch

    Rot-resistant materials and better details extend the life of this unique coastal porch.

  • Slick Setup for Finishing Balusters

    This video by Mac MacDonald shows how he quickly prefinished 180 deck balusters by dipping them, temporarily nailing them to a support piece, and allowing the excess stain drain onto a sheet of plastic and be channeled into an oil pan.

  • Tools Up Close: Big Cordless Circular Saws

    For this article we tested four higher-voltage saws – 36-volt models from Bosch, DeWalt, and Hilti, and a 28-volt model from Milwaukee. We used them while framing and siding a house and for building a deck. Later, we performed a test to see how many cuts each saw could make per charge.

  • Launch Time 2010: Simpson Strong Tie Quik Drive PRO300S

    The Quik Drive PRO300S auto-feed screw-driving system now includes a decking nose clip that places each screw an equal distance from the edge of the deck board and centered on the deck joist below.

  • Grabber Joist Jaws

    Framers and deck builders struggling to position long joists can give themselves an extra hand with Joist Jaws by Grabber.

  • PAM Fastening E-Z Driver

    The E-Z Driver is a simple but useful drill accessory for fastening deck boards or squeezing screws into awkward spots where you can use only one hand.