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    WOOD IN THE LANDSCAPE: DECKS PART V

    This article concludes our five-part series on deck construction. This time we look at seating and railings. Although there are many options for designing railings, they can be strictly regulated by local building codes.

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    Built-in benches must be planned during the design phase because they are often incorporated into the structural framing, with the posts serving as the vertical supports from which the bench supports are cantilevered.

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    INSPIRED BY GAUDI, BUILT BY HAND

    Sitting in Beth and Will Hathaway's family room in Portland, Oregon, I'm amazed that there's more than a hundred tons of concrete and dirt hanging over my head. The south-facing room, the focal point of the house, is bathed in light. So much daylight filters through four floor-to-curved-ceiling windows and two skylight domes, that I can comfortably pour over a puzzling array of structural contours on a blueprint even though no electric lamps are lit and it's drizzling outside.

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