Secrets of the 50-​Year Deck

Building an ordi­nary deck is an easy project for many DIYers; build­ing a great deck that will last for many years requires expert know-​how. I assigned this story to Steve Maxwell because I knew he could describe best-​practice tech­niques in a clear, acces­si­ble style.


Cottage Life
Summer 2010

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Writer: Steve Maxwell
Illustrator: Jacques Perrault
Designer: Steve Balaban