Building Decks

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853555
Release Date: 2011
Genre: House & Home

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.

Black Decker Deck Codes Standards

Author: Bruce A. Barker
Publisher: Black & Decker
ISBN: 9781591866855
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: House & Home

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.

HomeSkills Building Decks

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610588485
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: House & Home

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

Building Deck Waterproofing

Author: Laura E. Gish
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 0803113846
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

The Complete Guide to Building Decks

Author: Creative Publishing International
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 0865734275
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

Provides instructions for designing and planning a deck and deck furnishings, including tools, materials, and techniques.

Complete Deck Book

Author: Jeff Beneke
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
ISBN: 0376011076
Release Date: 2002
Genre: House & Home

Featuring stunning photographs of decks from around the world, a definitive resource presents sixteen modern deck projects, accompanied by detailed information, as well as thorough instructions and detailed plans for all levels of difficulty. Original.

Building Porches and Decks

Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585397
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home

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


Author: Michael J. Flores
Publisher: To Be Continued LLC
ISBN: 9780977839506
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Collectible card games

The New Cold Molded Boatbuilding

Author: Reuel B. Parker
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 0937822892
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Reuel B. Parker was born in Denver and grew up in Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Much of his childhood was spent on the south shore of Long Island (Bay Shore), where he learned about boats, boat building and boating. He built many models as a child, and began building and restoring full size boats around age 12.

Money Jungle

Author: Benjamin Chesluk
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813543819
Release Date: 2007-09-11
Genre: Social Science

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.

All Hands on Deck

Author: Joe Tye
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470637498
Release Date: 2010-06-22
Genre: Business & Economics

In the stormy seas of today's world economy, organizations need all hands on deck In the stormy seas of today's world economy, organizations need people to own their work, not just rent a spot on the organization chart. All Hands on Deck is a fun-to-read story that is both a business strategy book about creating competitive advantage through corporate culture, and a personal development book that will inspire readers to be more committed and engaged with their work and their organizations. Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the greatest and most beloved business leaders of the 20th century, this essential guide: Creates a virtual roadmap for building a culture of ownership where so workers are inspired to think and act like partners in the enterprise, and not just hired hands Shares practical and proven strategies for earning employee buy-in and commitment to the values, vision, and purpose of the organization Features the real-world wisdom of some of the most successful and beloved business leaders of the 20th century, including Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard A stirring resource for today's business environment, All Hands on Deck shares the tools you need to create an organization that competes and succeeds in today's turbulent world, and the inspiration that your people need to put those tools to work.

Agents of Innovation

Author: John T. Kuehn
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781612514055
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: History

The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly important, Kuehn argues, was the Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited naval armaments after 1922. Kuehn explains that the leadership of the Navy at large and the General Board in particular felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX of the Washington Naval Treaty, which implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the western Pacific.

Stacking the Deck

Author: Bruce Curtis
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 0921908113
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Education

Introduction Chapter One "So Many People": Ways of Seeing Class Differences in Schooling Chapter Two The Origins of Educational Inequality in Ontario Chapter Three Streaming in the Elementary School Chapter Four Streaming in the Secondary School Chapter Five Unstacking the Deck: A New Deal for Our Schools Abstract Bibliography

Working Alone

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585459
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews