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DIY Deck – A Good Idea?

Should You Build Your Own Deck – A Contractor Weighs In As a licensed contractor in San Diego who specializes in designing and building patios and decks, I may have a small bias when it comes to the question of whether individuals should build their own deck. Certainly, there are plenty of savvy Do-It-Yourselfers out […]

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Repair Or Replace Wooden Shakes

No, wooden shakes aren’t the least popular flavor of malt at the local burger shop. Rather, wooden shakes are made from split logs and are used to cover a roof, much like a shingle. They’re typically made of cedar, spruce or treated pine. Shakes are brown or reddish in color when new, but usually fade […]

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Top Tips For Applying Caulk

Caulk is considered a carpenter’s best friend, and in my profession of wood repair, this is extra true. Caulk is used to hide imperfections in wood, combine separate pieces together, and seal cracks and joints from moisture and humidity. However, a caulking job is only as good as the knowledge and experience of the caulker. […]

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