Wood decks: Materials, construction, and finishing

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This manual contains over 40 color photos, numerous tables, and more than 50 scale drawings of various deck construction details, offering an invaluable resource for designers, new homebuilders, remodelers, and home owners who design, construct, repair, or maintain wood decks. Subjects covered include 1) span tables for deck design, 2) unbiased information on the dos and don'ts of deck design and construction, 3) essential information on the properties of various wood species used in deck construction, 4) detailed discussion of proper materials and application techniques for finishing wood decks, and 5) step-by-step examination of proper procedures involved in inspecting and maintaining wood decks.

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Kent A. McDonald is a Research wood Scientist (retired) at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. The other three authors, Robert H. Falk, R. Sam Williams, and Jerrold E. Winandy are, respectively, Structural Engineer, Supervisory Research Chemist, Research Wood Scientist, USDA Forest Products Laboratory.

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"For builders and remodelers who incorporate wood decks into their new home designs and rennovations, and particularly for those who specialize in deck construction, I highly recommend this manual. The graphics, tables, and charts are easy to comprehend and extremely well presented." -- Andy Cattano, Technical Services, New Jersey Builders Association

"If you're looking for a book to learn more about the technical details of deck building, buy a copy of Wood Decks: Materials, Construction, and Finishing published by the Forest Products Society. It's one of the best books I've seen on the subject." -- A. Robert Gould, Executive Editor, Workbench Magazine

"If you're looking for a primer on deck building, try Wood Decks: Materials, Construction, and Finishing, which covers every step from footings to finishing. While most other books in this category consist primarily of photographs of beautiful decks, this manual concentrates specifically on proper techniques for constructing safe, long-lasting structures....the text is technical and authoritative, yet easy to understand even for the novice do-it-yourselfers." -- Joseph Truini, Home Mechanix Magazine

For builders and remodelers who incorporate wood decks in their new home designs and renovations, and particularly for those who specialize in deck construction, I highly recommend this manual. The graphics, tables, and charts are easy to comprehend and extremely well presented. -- Andy Cattano, Technical Services, New Jersey Builders Association

If you are looking for a book to learn more about the technical details of deck building, buy a copy of Wood Decks - Materials, Construction, and Finishing published by the Forest Products Society. It's one of the best books I've seen on the subject. -- A. Robert Gould, Executive Editor, Workbench Magazine

If you're looking for a primer on deck construction, try Wood Decks - Materials, Construction, and Finishing, which covers every step from footings to finishing. While most other books in this category consist primarily of photographs of beautiful decks, this manual concentrates specifically on the proper techniques of constructing safe, longlasting structures.....the text is technical and authoritative, yet easy to understand even for novice do-it-yourselfers. -- Joseph Truini, Senior Editor, Home Mechanix Magazine

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