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    WOOD IN THE LANDSCAPE: DECKS PART IV

    This article continues our five part series on deck construction. In this installment, we look at decking and stairs—installing decking to ensure its long life, bracing the structure, and constructing stringers and steps.

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    WOOD IN THE LANDSCAPE: DECKS PART III

    Last week, Part II of this five part series covered the fundamentals of wood deck foundations. This week our series continues with a discussion of beams and joists, how to build with them, and how to avoid common problems.

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    WOOD IN THE LANDSCAPE: DECKS PART II

    Last week, Part I of this series discussed the origins of wood decks and basic framing systems. This week our five part series continues with the fundamentals of foundations.

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    IRISH STONE WALLS

    The Irish countryside is a patchwork of over 250,000 miles (400,000 kilometers) of stone walls. Built from local stone according to the style of each region, these walls are an intrinsic part of the landscape. Patrick McAfee, a consultant and expert stonemason, reveals the history of this ancient tradition and gives illustrated examples of the care and restoration of stone walls of all types.

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