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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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Railing

Composite Deck Railing Posts Seamlessly Blend Railings and Decking

A friend with whom I used to work managed to buy a house on the shore in Cape Canaveral not too long ago. When it came time t...

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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

Wind Blocking Deck Railing Ideas That Won’t Ruin Your View

While a patio or balcony might be great for a view, sometimes they put you right in the path of the wind. This was the case a...

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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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Railing

LED Railing Post Lights Illuminate Your Deck

Once upon a time, an old friend of mine caught the home improvement bug in a big way and proceeded to build a new backyard de...

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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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Railing

DIY Deck Railing Ideas for UV-Resistance: A Comparison

It’s another gorgeous, blue-sky day in Yuma. The sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze blowing, and you’re enjoying the company...

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Railing

For the Easiest Deck Railing to Install Look for Thoughtfully Designed Systems

I have always fancied myself a bit of a handyman. It's always been my philosophy to do it myself before calling in the expert...

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Railing

Choosing Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems: High-Quality Stainless

Cable railing is a popular choice with my clients when I'm working on a contemporary home's deck. The narrow cables and minim...

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